Youth Opportunities Grant

Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC) welcomed the announcement late last month that it had been successful in obtaining a Youth Opportunities grant for its Take Charge project.
Member for Burrinjuck, Katrina Hodgkinson announced the Youth Opportunities grant of $37,000 had been awarded to Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils for an innovative project which will increase young people’s participation in volunteering opportunities.
The NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities program provides grants up to $50,000 to support projects which empower at-risk young people to develop leadership skills, self-confidence and to participate more fully in their communities.
“I’m delighted REROC has been given this funding for this initiative which will help to grow civic participation and engagement among young people in Burrinjuck,” Katrina said.
“The “Take Charge - Young Leadership and Volunteering Project” will increase young people’s participation in volunteering opportunities with community organisations in the Riverina through the Take Charge volunteering website.
“I am proud that the NSW Government is supporting a project in Burrinjuck which will reach young people that might ordinarily miss out.
“I congratulate REROC and I look forward to monitoring the positive outcomes delivered by the project over the next 12 months.
“Projects like these are helping to create a more civically-engaged and motivated generation of young people,” Katrina said.
Since its inception in June 2012, Youth Opportunities had provided $4.6 million in funding for 61 local projects.
“More than 8,000 young people across NSW have already benefited from the program which has supported over 850 community activities,” Katrina said.
A full list of projects attached and further information is available on the Youth NSW website: www.youth.nsw.gov.au