Programs championed by Coffs Coast community organisations are among the latest to be funded by the NSW Government’s Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative.
Nationals Member for Coffs Harbour Gurmesh Singh said the projects will help support recovery and boost resilience for young people in our region following the impacts of natural disasters and COVID-19.
• GREAT (Girls Resilience-Education Art Time) – Boambee East Community Centre $49,671
• Building Youth Volunteers – Volunteering Coffs Harbour $10,000.
“I’m thrilled to announce support for these projects which will help young people in our community bounce back stronger than ever in the wake of COVID-19 disruptions and natural disasters,” Mr Singh said.
“Projects like these are outstanding examples of how we can help young people recover, build resilience and improve wellbeing by providing them with the tools and resources they need.”
Other Coffs Coast projects to receive funding from this program in 2022 are:
• Mental Strength and Resilience Building in Young Sporting Athletes – Uniting NSW.ACT $48,749
• Brush n Boost – Coffs Harbour Neighbourhood Centre $10,000.
Nationals 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.