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By Jess Densley

Warrnambool City Council has welcomed funding from the Victorian Government of $115,000 for its Youth Engaged program.

“Council thanks the Victorian Government for this funding over three years which provides young people with opportunities to develop their leadership, communication, advocacy and community development skills” Mayor Cr Robert Anderson said.

The program includes the Youth Council, Youth Achiever Awards, Building Health and Wellbeing Skills, Activate East and Generation Adapt.

In other good news for Warrnambool Brophy Family and Youth Services received a grant of $120,000 over three years for their youth development project, Shift!.

The funding, from the Victorian Government’s Engage! program, was announced by Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney.

The program supports young people aged between 12 and 25.

Brophy Family and Youth Services and Warrnambool City Council are amongst 107 local government and community organisations across the state to share in the $12.3 million Engage! 2018-20 program.

“Every young person should have the opportunity and support they need to reach their full potential,” Ms Tierney said.

“Engage! is helping young people of different backgrounds and experiences get involved in a range of activities so they can achieve their goals and kick goals for the community.”

“I look forward to seeing more local young people participating in Engage! programs, building their skills and connecting with our vibrant community.”

Source: https://www.warrnambool.vic.gov.au/

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