$310,000 to Engage! With Youth in the Oakleigh District 27.02.2012

Written on the 27 February 2012

Member for Southern Metropolitan Region Georgie Crozier today announced that the Oakleigh District will receive $310,000 for two Engage! youth programs from the Victorian Coalition Government’s $12.3 million Engage! grants program. 


Local projects to be funded in Oakleigh District include:


$120,000 for the Monash Youth Engagement Project to assist young people to develop practical life and learning skills.


$90,000 to coordinate and facilitate the Youth Leadership Team and to build youth leadership skills.


“These deserving organizations do wonderful work for the youth of Oakleigh and I congratulate them on receiving these grants” Ms Crozier said. 


More than 100 youth service providers across the state will receive between $30,000 and $50,000 in annual funding for three years to deliver a range of activities that engage young people aged between 12 and 25. These activities could range from social enterprise programs to volunteering or mentoring.


Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith said $12.3 million over three years would enable organisations across the state to provide more opportunities for young Victorians to participate in their communities.


“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to supporting organisations that improve the social, civic and economic outcomes for young Victorians.


“That’s why the Coalition Government has invested in programs through Engage! that offer opportunities for young people to volunteer, participate in mentoring, receive study and career advice, gain practical skills and training and increased connections with their community,” Mr Smith said.


For more information on the Engage! program, go to: ww.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/engage


Media contact: Darren Lawless 9555 4101

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