Lismore MP Thomas George.
Lismore MP Thomas George.

Councils get cash for youth week

FOUR Northern Rivers councils will share in nearly $6500 to help get young people involved in youth week events, Lismore MP Thomas George has said.

Youth Week will run from April 13 to April 22.

"Youth Week is a great way to acknowledge the creative and inspiring young people living in the electorate," Mr George said.

"For people aged 12 to 25, it's an opportunity to express their ideas, plan action on issues affecting their lives, and create their own entertainment.

"This funding will support local councils to work together with young people to stage fun and thought-provoking events.

"I encourage all young people to get involved in Youth Week 2012 and make their voices heard."
The grants give:

  • Lismore City Council $1691.25
  • Tweed Shire Council $2029.50
  • Kyogle Council $1353
  • Tenterfield Shire Council $1353

Citizenship and Communities Minister Victor Dominello said the theme of Youth Week 2012 would be Imagine Create Inspire.

"Youth Week highlights the tremendous creativity and energy that young people bring to our community," Mr Dominello said.

"It is vital that older generations support young people to be active in community life and decision-making, because we all benefit from fresh ideas and diverse perspectives.

"This year, every one of the 152 councils in NSW will share in a total of just over $260,000 to support local Youth Week events such as forums, debates, film festivals and music concerts

"The NSW Government is proud to help young people express themselves and take action through Youth Week - I can't wait to see what they come up with this year!"
           
For more information visit the Youth Week website at www.youthweek.nsw.gov.au.



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