Funding provides opportunities for NSW youth
The NSW Government is supporting projects that reach young people who may ordinarily miss out and get them involved in their communities.
In the Illawarra, 28 homeless and at-risk young people will be taught construction skills while working to redevelop the former Warilla Police Station into a community hub and youth accommodation facility.
In another project, six young deaf students will learn filmmaking skills before producing a documentary showcasing the lives and experiences of other young deaf people.
Twenty-eight projects that support young people will share in close to $2 million in funding.
This is the second round of funding under the NSW Government's $3.1 million Youth Opportunities initiative. In November last year, 33 grants to community organisations were announced.
The latest $1.9 million will support young Aboriginal people, young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, disadvantaged youth and those with a disability to become more employable by building skills and self-confidence.
See the full list of projects to receive funding on the Youth NSW website.