As part of its’ Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative, the NSW Government has introduced a program that supports the recovery and wellbeing of children and young people living in any part of regional NSW and builds resilience for future adverse events.
The program supports the wellbeing of children and young people living in regional NSW to recover from and build resilience to future adversity.
The Large Grants Program for Regional NSW leverages the work of Regional Youth Community Coordinators (YCC) to identify projects for funding in regional NSW Local Government Areas (LGAs).
Eligible applicants can apply for funding from $10,000 to $50,000 under the Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative Large Grants Program for Regional NSW (2022)
Funding recipients can be government or non-government organisations in eligible regional Local Government Areas (LGAs), including Junee Shire, such as:
- local councils
- community groups
- not-for-profit organisations
- Local Aboriginal Land Council
- neighbourhood centres.
Types of project funded under this grant
Programs that may be eligible for funding include, but are not limited to:
- community events and social activities
- sport and recreational programs
- youth mental health training
- cultural and community connection programs
- healing initiatives to support Aboriginal children, vulnerable children and young people affected by adverse events
- peer support programs, mentoring and training for children and young people
- digital communications and resources.
Since opening in February 2022, a number of programs across regional NSW, worth in excess of $175,000 have already been funded under the Small Grants Program for Regional NSW.
This grant will remain open until December 31, 2022 or until funds are fully expended, whichever is sooner.