GRANT applications are now open for the Shire's Youth Engagement Partnership Fund.
The fund aims to assist not-for-profit community groups plan an event or program for 12 to 18 year olds – such as a movie night, concert, skills workshop or holiday program – within the Shire of Mundaring.
Manager Libraries and Community Engagement, Shannon Foster, said the Shire was proud to work in partnership with community groups to deliver a range of programs and initiatives for local young people.
"Initiatives should be community driven and actively engage young people to develop their personal and life skills," she said.
"We're particularly keen to hear about programs that build resilience and enable young people to connect whilst having fun."
Mrs Foster said eligible proposals might include, for example, a program that runs over several weeks and enhances the mental and physical health and wellbeing of its participants such as yoga, meditation or fitness classes.
Or perhaps an event that offers skills-based learning like a barista workshop, resume writing and interview skills, music or art classes," she added.
The 2019/2020 funding round opened this month and closes on 30 April 2020. It's only the second time the Shire has offered these grants with previous grants supporting sports programs, art workshops, drama workshops and a health and wellbeing directory.
Organisations who are based outside of the Shire are eligible to apply if the proposed activity is held within the Shire.
For more information, contact Penny on 9290 6790 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Guidelines and application forms can be downloaded here https://bit.ly/2GrceOp.