Youth grants rejig

YOUNG Vincent residents interested in addressing social, economic and environmental issues could qualify for a $1000 grant under the city’s revised community funding policy.

The old policy didn’t have anything for youngsters, so the council had a look at what other municipalities were offering before adding in four new categories for 12- to 25-year-olds; community and social entrepreneurship, environment and sustainability, arts and creative expression and leadership and personal development

“We hope the grants will help to develop the knowledge, confidence and skills of the city’s youth, and provide opportunities for the city’s youth to learn and develop the tools and skills required to assist them in their future endeavours,” says mayor Emma Cole.

“The categories … align with the community’s values and aspirations and provide an opportunity for our youth to be involved in projects that impact the local community,” says Ms Cole.

Application forms are available on-line at the City’s website.

by MOLLY SCHMIDT

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