City’s Youth Grant Program recipients announced

Published on Tuesday, 3 October 2023 at 12:23:12 PM

The Eastern Goldfields Hockey Association and the Western Australian Aids Council (preferably referred to as WAAC) will receive financial support through the City’s inaugural Youth Grant Program.

The program’s first round of recipients will receive a combined total amount of $4K to assist with their youth initiatives.  

Developed by the City of Kalgoorlie-Bolder’s Youth Council, the Youth Grant Program provides financial support to groups and organisations that aim to empower young people in the region.

The Eastern Goldfields Hockey Association will use their grant to provide specialised hocket development opportunities through their Goldfields Hockey Academy, which will roll out over the next six months.

WAAC creates a safe and supportive environment for young people who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community, with funding going towards their end-of-year celebrations.

City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Acting Youth Mayor, Brayden Donnell expressed his excitement to see the Youth Council’s initiative come to fruition.

“We have been working on initiatives that support local youth groups and organisations, and both the WAAC and Goldfields Hockey Association provide important services for youth in our community.”

“The Annual Grant Program was conceptualised to provide financial assistance to those who empower young people, support personal and skill development and encourage active participation.”

“We look forward to the continuation of this funding initiative and encourage applicants to consider applying for the next round of funding.”  

Mayor John Bowler congratulated the recipients of this year’s Youth Grant Program and acknowledged the success of the first round of the City’s new funding initiative.

“The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder is honoured to support these organisations who do so much to support and empower our youth.”

“The new Youth Grant Program promotes a safe, connected, and capable community and contributes to the development of young people in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and both of the successful recipients have demonstrated their commitment to achieving these outcomes,” he said.

“The development of this program aligns with the City’s Strategic Community Plan 2020-2030 with a particular focus on advancing the growth of the youth in Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and I congratulate our Youth Council for their work in bringing this opportunity to local organisations and service providers.”

The City’s Youth Grant Program will include two funding rounds each year (in February and July) with $20,000 of the City’s annual budget allocated to the program.

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Youth Grant Program

The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Youth Grant Program is a Youth Council initiative which provides essential financial assistance to youth groups and organisations in Kalgoorlie-Boulder.

We understand the importance of nurturing our young people's potential, and the YGP aims to support initiatives that empower individuals aged 12 to 25 years old. The grants are intended to facilitate skill development, encourage active participation in youth activities, events, and programs, and foster a vibrant and inclusive community for our youth.

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