Shire Youth Fund helping to invest in climate change

Published on Tuesday, 31 January 2023 at 10:00:00 AM

Ten young people aged 12 to 17 years old participated in workshops to improve their knowledge of climate change and begin upskilling to become facilitators for future events.

Millennium Kids Inc. received a $9291.20 from Shire of Mundaring‘s Youth Engagement Partnership Fund in 2022 to give local young people the opportunity to work together to take action on environmental issues of concern.

Project Officer for Millennium Kids project, Cathy Levett, said the Millennium Kids Youth Climate Project was ongoing for young people in the shire. 

“Last year part of the funds were invested into launching an Agents of Climate Change Toolkit,” she said.

“The toolkit is a structured set of activities and resources that can be used by families, schools and organisations to equip young people to have conversations about and take action on issues that concern them.”

"The toolkit was designed and trialled with young people. It contains a process and curriculum linked resources to enable young people to learn about climate change, regeneration and hope.”

Youth Engagement Partnership Fund

Shire President James Martin said he was pleased to see the funds invested in young people with a passion to make a positive change. 

“Community groups who want to advance their youth initiatives can apply for up to $25,000 in funding through the Youth Engagement Partnership Fund,” he said.

“Delivering events and activities through this funding aligns with the Shires Youth Informing Strategy 2017/2022.” 

Activities the Shire is seeking to fund will help young people develop their personal and life skills, or increase opportunities for them to actively participate.

Apply for a grant today

All community groups must discuss their ideas and options with the Shire before applying. Submissions close on Sunday 30 April 2023.

For more information, and to discuss your application, please call (08) 9290 6790, email or visit the Youth Engagement Partnership Fund page.


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