Young people in Heywood will be better connected to their local communities and have a greater voice in decision making.
Glenelg Shire Council will receive a Rural and Regional Local Government Youth Engagement Program grant of $30,000 from the Andrews Labor Government for The Youth Action Crew (YAC) Project.
YAC is a committee of young people living in Heywood and the surrounding area who provide a voice on youth-related issues within their community. They will work closely with the Glenelg Shire Council, local businesses and organisations on projects that they are interested in including planning, organising and delivering events, activities and programs that engage young people in Heywood, with a particular focus on rural, remote and indigenous youth.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said the grants recognise the valuable contribution that young people make to Victoria, and will empower young people to be actively involved in shaping their local community.
The grants are part of the Rural and Regional Local Government Youth Engagement Program, which is being funded $425,000 over two years.
For more information on this grant program go to youthcentral.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“This funding will empower young people in Heywood and the surrounding area to help shape the communities where they live.”
“We are proud to be working with local governments to engage young people in Regional and Rural Victoria, who can sometimes face big challenges to community participation.”