$12 million to engage young people (23.06.2014)

Written on the 25 June 2014

Member for Southern Metropolitan Region, Georgie Crozier today announced that the Victorian Coalition Government is investing $12 million into the Engage program for young Victorians to help them build skills needed for life after school.

“I am pleased to invite local community and government groups in Oakleigh to apply for grants of up to $150,000 to deliver initiatives for and with our young people.

“The Victorian Coalition Government’s $12 million 2015 - 2017 Engage program is another example of this government’s commitment to providing young Victorians with more opportunities to become involved in their communities,” Ms Crozier said.

“The funding will support organisations and councils to deliver a wide range of initiatives including volunteering and mentoring programs, and projects that boost real-life skills and connect young people to further education, training or careers.

Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith encouraged organisations to reach out to young people in the community and work with them to develop innovative projects that could be eligible for an Engage grant.

“Through this Coalition Government program, Victoria’s young people will have access fantastic initiatives that help develop new skills and networks,” Mr Smith said.

“This $12 million Engage program provides community organisations and local governments with the practical resources they need to listen, respond and create opportunities for young Victorians so that they can fulfil their potential.

“Since 2012 over 100,000 young Victorians have been involved in Engage programs.

The Engage program is part of the Napthine Government’s Youth Statement, Engage, Involve, Create that outlines its vision for young Victorians.

Applications close on Friday 1 August.


For more information or to apply visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au

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