Govt fund­ing sup­ports youth

South Waikato News - - NEWS / HE PU¯RONGORONGO -

South Waikato Dis­trict Coun­cil will re­ceive $25,700 un­der the Youth De­vel­op­ment Part­ner­ship Fund 2015.

Na­tional MP for Taupo Louise Up­ston said the money will pay for five lead­er­ship work­shops and for young peo­ple to lead and de­liver Hon­our­ing Youth Awards, com­mu­nity events and par­tic­i­pate in vol­un­tary ac­tiv­i­ties

‘‘The young peo­ple who take the op­por­tu­ni­ties this fund­ing makes avail­able will build es­sen­tial skills and con­fi­dence for their fu­tures.

‘‘Na­tional be­lieves in sup­port­ing young Ki­wis to reach their full po­ten­tial.’’

Twenty- five coun­cils are get­ting fund­ing, en­abling them and young peo­ple, aged 12 to 24, to carry out cit­i­zen­ship projects.

‘‘I thor­oughly en­joy meet­ing and spend­ing time with the young peo­ple we have here in South Waikato.’’

‘‘Our young peo­ple are bright, en­er­gised and in­no­va­tive, this fund­ing makes it pos­si­ble for them to be in­volved in mean­ing­ful com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties, and to in­flu­ence lo­cal de­ci­sion-mak­ing,’’ Up­ston said.

The Youth De­vel­op­ment Part­ner­ship Fund was set up in 2005.

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