Grant helps youth to livALIVE
Monday, 23 April 2012
The Federation of Western Australia Police and Community Youth Centres (PCYC) has received $50 000 from the Australian Government for an innovative mobile project to respond to the needs of Perth's youth, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, announced today.
'This grant will enable the PCYC to 'go mobile', offering services to those young people and communities who may not have access to a community centre,' Senator Lundy said.
'The livALIVE project is an innovative and dynamic mobile outreach service, offering activities, programs and resources to meet the needs of young people at a local level.
'Under the program, six local councils and schools will operate in partnership to provide mentoring and help the young people participate in activities such as drama, an adventure camp and livALIVE workshops.
'It provides a wonderful opportunity for the broader community to get together to support their youth and inspire teamwork, trust and cooperation.'
Senator Lundy said the grant for the livALIVE project was part of the latest round of funding under the Diversity and Social Cohesion Program (DSCP).
Projects funded under the DSCP help to build and promote an inclusive and diverse Australian society.
'I look forward to seeing the PCYC achieve new and positive opportunities and outcomes for these young people through the livALIVE project,' Senator Lundy said.
Further information about the DSCP is available on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s website.
See: Diversity and Social Cohesion Program (DSCP)
Last update: Thursday, 26 April 2012 at 10:04 AEST