Member for Evelyn, Christine Fyffe MP today announced that the Victorian Coalition Government is investing $12 million into the Engage program for young Victorians to help them build skills needed for life after school.
“I am pleased to invite local community and government groups in Evelyn to apply for grants of up to $150,000 to deliver initiatives for and with our young people.
“The Victorian Coalition Government’s $12 million 2015 – 2017 Engage program is another example of this government’s commitment to providing young Victorians with more opportunities to become involved in their communities, “Mrs Fyffe said.
“The funding will support organisations and councils to deliver a wide range of initiatives including volunteering and mentoring programs, and projects that boost real-life skills and connect young people to further education, training or careers.
This $12 million Engage program provides community organisations and local governments with the practical resources they need to listen, respond and create opportunities for young Victorians so that they can fulfil their potential.
Since 2012 over 100,000 young Victorians have been involved in Engage programs, highlighting the success of the program.
The Engage program is part of the Napthine Government’s Youth Statement, Engage, Involve, Create that outlines its vision for young Victorians.
Applications close on Friday 1 August. For more information or to apply visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au