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Grants upskill youth

Last updated: 20/07/2018 12:52 AM
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York Silhouette Youth Art Project 2018 mural of sports people

Grants totalling $81,209 will support 12 innovative projects to develop skills in young Western Australians and connect them to their communities.

The Department of Communities' Youth Engagement Grants Program released its third round of recipients for 2017/18, which includes local governments and community service organisations.

Successful projects for round three include the Children of the Country – Silo Trail, an art competition run by the Shire of Perenjori who received $9,000. Winners will have their artwork projected onto grain silos in the region.

The Six Noongar Seasons Outdoor Youth Activity Program, run by the Aboriginal Catholic Ministry and Council, received $4,950 to help young Aboriginal people connect with the land and explore their cultural identity.

The WA Community Change Group Inc will use the $5,000 to run a DRUMBEAT program to engage with children and young people who are resistant to talk-based communication. The fun program uses analogies and metaphors to teach them how to have healthy relationships and reduce social isolation.

The Youth Engagement Grants Program provides grants of up to $10,000 to local governments and community service organisations.

Applicants must submit projects that engage young people aged 10–18 years in creative ways to build skills like leadership, communication and working in a team. Each project also needs to achieve positive outcomes for their community, such as making young people feel connected and safe.

The full list of round three recipients can be found on this website.

Image courtesy of York Community Resource Centre who ran a successful Youth Silhouette Art Project with funds from Round 2 of the Youth Engagement Grants.