Glenelg Shire Council has been given a financial boost by the Andrews Labor Government to support LGBTI young people in the Glenelg Shire.
HEY Grants fund groups and organisations to undertake mental health and community engagement activities for young people aged between 14 and 25.
They aim to raise awareness, promote acceptance of diversity, eliminate stigma and discrimination, and improve mental health, including tackling suicide in LGBTI young people.
This year’s grants fund a wide range of activities, ranging from training young people in multimedia advocacy skills, to running support programs for parents and children.
Gayle Tierney MP, local member for Western Victoria, said the $10,000 grant will support the Glenelg Shire Council to employ a support worker to coordinate production, promotion and distribution of rural and remote SSASGD short films.
The grants will be administered by Youth Affairs Council of Victoria (YACVic) and support activities in Coburg, Lilydale, Mildura, Swan Hill, Glenelg, Yarra Ranges, Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Collingwood, South Yarra and Bendigo.
Further information on the HEY Grants and grant recipients is available on the Youth Affairs Council of Victoria website: http://www.yacvic.org.au/sector-info/funding-opportunities/28-hey-grants
Quotes attributable for Gayle Tierney MP, Member for Western Victoria:
“I’m proud that our Government has been able to expand the HEY program to provide more support to our local young people.”
“HEY Grants help promote the importance of embracing diversity within our community.”
“The Glenelg Shire Council will provide important support to our young people – about where to turn for help when you need it and how to support your mates.”