Project to Boost Youth Wellbeing Across the Electorate

Five projects totalling over $165,000 across the electorate are among the latest batch of successful projects announced under the NSW Government’s Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery initiative.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said the projects will help support recovery and boost resilience for young people in the region following the impacts of natural disasters and COVID-19.

“I’m thrilled to announce support for these projects that will help young people in our community bounce back stronger than ever in the wake of COVID-19 disruptions and natural disasters,” Ms Cooke said.

“These projects are a great example of how we can help young people recover, build resilience and improve wellbeing by providing them with the tools and resources they need to become the best version of themselves.”

The five projects for the electorate include:

  • Temora Shire Council – The Resilience Project – total funding received $49,893.
  • Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW (PCYC) – Fit for Life PCYC, Young and Young High School – total funding received $14,191.
  • Marathon Health Ltd – Bouncing Back with Headspace Cowra – total funding received $37,838.
  • Young High School – The Resilience Project, connecting the community for brighter minds – total funding received $50,000.

Minister for Regional Youth Ben Franklin said the $10.3 million Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative offers large grants between $10,000 and $50,000 and small grants for up to $10,000.

“The large grants fund projects such as community events, peer support groups, cultural connection or partnership programs, while small grants are to enable initiatives like sporting programs and barbecues,” Mr Franklin said.

“Our Regional Youth Community Coordinators will help connect young people with the projects that best support their wellbeing and recovery and foster resilience and connection.”

The Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative is funded through the NSW COVID-19 Economic Recovery Initiative and the co-funded NSW and Australian Governments’ Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

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