Govt funding supports youth
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.