The Country Local Government Fund Youth Development Scholarship Program provides scholarship funding for country local government employees, aged 30 years or under, to participate in nationally accredited training to build their knowledge, skills and leadership capacity for their career within country local government. Local governments must apply on behalf of their employee for the program.
Funding of up to $10,000 per individual is available to undertake nationally accredited training.
Courses must be delivered through a Western Australian institution, where possible. Applicants are also encouraged to consider online training options.
All Scholarships must be acquitted by 30 June 2018. If the scholarship training is not completed by 31 May 2018, a progress report as at the acquittal date must be submitted with the final report.
During the transition of the former Department of Local Government and Communities' grant programs to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, the Department of Communities is providing administrative support for the Country Local Government Fund (CLGF) grant programs.