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Member for Monaro John Barilaro has announced that grants of up to $50,000 are available for Monaro based youth-led and youth-driven community projects.

Applications for funding under the NSW Government’s Youth Opportunities Program open next week and close at the end of August.

Mr Barilaro said the program provides grants to organisations to deliver projects that have a positive development focus on young people.

“Under the program up to $1 million is being made available to non-government organisations and local councils from across the state for projects that engage young people to lead and increase community participation,” said Mr Barilaro.

“Funded projects from previous rounds have focused on providing young people with the opportunity to develop a range of life skills, including healthy behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training. 

“I encourage any Monaro based organisations and community groups to submit projects aimed at empowering and increasing the confidence of young people across the state to reach their full potential.”

Since the Youth Opportunities program launched in 2012 almost $6 million has been granted to more than 85 youth development projects.

Information relating to the program guidelines, the application process and dates for the workshops are available at: www.youth.nsw.gov.au.

The on-line application process opens on Monday 27 July 2015 and closes at 5:00pm on Monday 31 August 2015.

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