|Youth Engagement Grant Program||2018/2019||Live To Tell Your Story Inc.|
Live to Tell Your Story Inc. will bring 25 young Aboriginal people together to participate in a six-day culinary Kartagup Djinda Ngardak program, including workshops in permaculture, artisan bread and chocolate making, to promote leadership, educate about Aboriginal culture and provide industry opportunities. High-profile chefs, teachers and Noongar Elders will mentor students in cultural protocols and bush foods, and provide professional expertise in hospitality and tourism. The participants will present their culinary dish in schools and TAFE through a series of workshops to champion their cultural knowledge to at least 100 students. Following the workshops and activities, participants will host a gala event in Albany to showcase Aboriginal music, arts and culinary skills to the public, including other young people in the community.
|Youth Engagement Grant Program||2018/2019||Wyalkatchem Community Resource Centre|
The Wyalkatchem Community Resource Centre Inc. will host the Wyalkatchem Youth Grouth and provide weekly meetings, in a safe and supervised environment, to form friendships, learn about cultural and historic values, and learn about real-life issues. The program will include a range of games and events to learn about work ethics and employment, local Aboriginal culture from visiting Elders, drug and alcohol awareness, art, yoga and meditation, computer software, and internet security and cyber bullying. The project aims to encourage young people, particularly those who are at-risk, vulnerable and socially isolated, to regularly participate in a variety of fun and informative community events and activities.
|Youth Engagement Grant Program||2018/2019||Whitelion Youth Agency Ltd|
The Whitelion Youth Agency Ltd will provide the Ballajura Connect project, a recreational and educational program in a safe and accessible space for young people in the community. The program will include camps to enhance participants’ knowledge, social skills and mental health and facilitate access to support services. The project aims to engage the most vulnerable and at-risk young people living in a diverse community and focuses on early intervention to increase school attendance and reduce antisocial behaviour and the occurrence of reoffending. Recreational activities include Friday night basketball, cooking classes, self-defence classes and discos. The educational component addresses legal rights and responsibilities and mental and sexual health. A youth steering committee of 15 young people and a staff member will be set up to create and implement the project, including the development of promotional materials and evaluation methods.
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|Youth Engagement Grant Program||2018/2019||South West Women's Health & Information Centre|
The South West Women’s Health & Information Centre will run the Girls to Women project, providing partly-subsidised, weekly workshops to young women to promote positive messages and educate about positive body image, safety, health, relationships and self-appreciation. The program will run for two terms focusing on important issues for young girls, including physiological, behavioural and hormonal changes, as they transition to adulthood. The workshops will encourage young people to become more involved in their community and to increase their awareness of accessible service providers.
|Youth Engagement Grant Program||2018/2019||Shire of Lake Grace|
The Shire of Lake Grace will deliver the Come Fly a Kite program providing kite-making workshops for primary and high school students in the community to facilitate teamwork, creativity and communication and provide youth with confidence to be actively involved in the community build life skills to assist to achieve personal goals. Kite-making can enhance young children’s abilities with counting, colours and shapes, and explore geometry and physics principles with older students. Students from the local high school will take a leadership role in project decision-making and addressing challenges as they arise and local primary school students will receive encouragement to promote the event within the community.
|Youth Engagement Grant Program||2018/2019||Shire of Murray|
The Shire of Murray will run a Sunday Skate pilot project providing skateboard clinics during two school terms for young people in the community. Local youth support organisations will be on a roster to attend the sessions at regular intervals to speak directly with youth and promote their services. The project was developed following consultation with the youth reference group to address a need for more physical youth activities on weekends and a rise in anti-social behaviour at the local skate park. The project aims to engage young people in the development of youth initiatives and programs, reduce anti-social behaviour, and build rapport with local youth services and encourage promotion.
|Youth Engagement Grant Program||2018/2019||Shire of Manjimup|
The Shire of Manjimup will facilitate the Latham Street Mosaic project, proposed to the Shire by the Walpole Primary School Student Council, to create a mural at the local recreation and skate park. Participants will work with a professional artist through a series of workshops to develop a design concept and complete the mural. The project aims to inspire youth to contribute to community life and become positive peer role models. Engaging young people to develop collaborative relationships with local government they may feel empowered to have input into decisions that may affect their life and wellbeing.
|Youth Engagement Grant Program||2018/2019||Shire of Capel|
The Shire of Capel will deliver The Art and Drama of Bullying: What's the Point? project providing opportunities for young people to develop knowledge, confidence and skills through art and drama. Workshops will be delivered to develop art techniques, in a range of mediums, by a professional artist. The group will address bullying in school and create an art installation to raise awareness about the impact of bullying on young people’s well-being. Participants will also create individual art pieces to contribute to a public art exhibition. Drama workshops will facilitate team work, creative thinking and problem solving by developing scripts for plays that centre on the bullying theme. Participants will have an opportunity to express themselves and respond to issues impacting on their lives through self-written plays, which will be performed in schools in the region.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Shire of Tammin|
The Shire of Tammin will host a Thank a Volunteer Day Social "Roll Up" for a hit of tennis and sausage sizzle for volunteers from across all organisations and clubs within the community to celebrate their engagement and and strengthen ther enthusiasm. The Shire representative will address and thank the volunteers for their commitment providing a good opportunity for networking with other volunteers.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Cunderdin Community Resource Centre|
Cunderdin Community Resource Centre will host a morning tea for the community to come together and give recognition for those volunteers who make a huge contribution to community organisations.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Beverley Community Resource Centre Inc.|
Beverley Community Resource Centre Inc. will host ‘Thank a Volunteer BBQ’ to celebration recognising our dedicated community volunteers, giving them the opportunity to catch up and socialise, while we provide them with food and refreshments in a friendly and relaxed setting, with live entertainment. This event will be an acknowledgment of the hard work and time that these volunteers selflessly invest in to our community. Our local Shire councillors and representatives will be invited to present certificates of appreciation to the clubs attending, thanking them for their ongoing support to our local community.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Mukinbudin Community Resource Centre Inc.|
The Mukinbudin CRC will host a catered monring tea which will enable the group to invite older volunteers without expecting them to contribute to the cooking or other catering. The group would like to hire a bus to collect older volunteers to help them attend.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Shire of Wagin|
The Shire of Wagin plans to host a BBQ tea, entertainment and refreshments at the Wagin Swimming Pool (weather permitting). All Shire volunteers will be invited and a short presentation will be made by the CEO and Shire President.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Shire of Pingelly|
The Shire of Pingelly will host the Pingelly Thank a Volunteer Day Sundowner. This is to say thank you to all local community volunteers to celebrate and acknowledge the valuable contribution made to the community. The Shire and Pingelly CRC will design and create certificates, magnets and shopping tote bags for each of the community groups to take home.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Westonia Community Resource Centre Inc.|
Westonia CRC and Westonia Shire will publically acknowledge volunteers by hosting a dinner to reward our volunteer’s hard work and hours of donated time, making our community vibrant, engaged and an enjoyable place to live.Volunteers will enjoy a night off duties and receive recognition for valuable contributions made and for many hours of work undertaken within our community. Our CEO is guest speaking providing an insight into how volunteer organisations work together in regional and remote communities, raising the profile of the event.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre|
The Dumbleyung Community Resource Centre will host Big Thanks, Big Brekky! breakfast to acknowledge and celebrate the various committees of volunteers within the community.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Shire of Wandering|
The Wandering Community Resource Centre, together with the Shire of Wandering, will acknowledge and celebrate volunteers by hosting a Community Summer BBQ event. The event will involve the whole of the community and the highlight of the evening will be a whole of community as a vibrant and postive place to be an active volunteer.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Koorda Community Resource Centre Inc.|
The Koorda CRC will extend an open invitation to attend the event to acknowledge volunteers contribution to the community. Speeches to express the importance of volunteering to be given by the Shire President and other key community leaders.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Shire of Goomalling|
The Shire of Goomalling will host the "Brunch for a great bunch" to acknowledge volunteers by providing them with a morning tea to relax, have fun and be thanked for everything they do. A brunch will be provided with drinks, entertainment and an award ceremony.
|Thank a Volunteer Day||2018/2019||Dalwallinu Community Resource Centre Inc.|
Dalwallinu Community Resource Centre Inc. will hold the Thank a Voluntee Day Barbeque event. All Volunteers from every volunteer group within the Shire will be invited to attend a barbeque to thank them for all the work they do to make our communities a better, safer and healthier place to live.