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Grants available for youth projects

Local youth groups and not-for-profits along with Clarence Valley Council (CVC) are being encouraged to apply for up to $50000 each from the NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities Program by Member for Clarence Chris Gulaptis.

“We know that getting these grants is doable because they have been secured in the recent past by Clarence Youth Action,” Mr Gulaptis said.

“Pandemic uncertainty might mean different kinds of projects will need to be put forward, but I am sure local young people and their support networks will come up with some terrific ideas.”

The Youth Opportunities grants provide one-off, time-limited grants between $10000 and $50000 for programs targeting children and young people aged between 12 and 24.

Projects must be about helping young people develop tangible skills or support youth participation, engagement, and inclusion in the community.

The Honourable Bronnie Taylor, Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women who recently met several Clarence Valley youths during a tour of Northern NSW, said she wants to help them reach their full potential.

“For almost a decade this program has engaged young people across regional NSW and a focus on jobs and skills this year will equip them with the tools they need for many years to come,” she said.

For more information, or to apply, please visit www.youth.nsw.gov.au/youth-opportunities.