A $50,000 grant awarded to Southcare will help more young leaders join aged care and community boards in their communities.
The funding enables Southcare to continue delivering 'Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards', which creates opportunities for young leaders to succeed on Boards of Governance.
Sitting on a board can be a great way for young people to share in decision-making and use their skills to benefit others.
As part of the program, Southcare will use the grant over two years to encourage local governments and community organisations to improve the representation of young people on community boards.
Participants in the program undergo intensive training, attending learning and development opportunities to equip them with the knowledge, experience and networks to accept their first board position or board traineeship.