Council extends support for youth
  • Friday 10 December 2010

A commitment to providing more opportunities for Sunshine Coast’s youth to play a part in Sunshine Coast Council decision making has resulted in a three-year funding agreement with a local youth services provider.

Council agreed this week to extend the funding agreement with Sunshine Coast Youth Partnership (SCYP) by allocating funding until 30 June 2013.

SCYP received $92,702 in March this year as part of council’s Community Partnerships Funding Program.

This week’s announcement to extend the partnership reinforces Council’s commitment to work collaboratively with youth service providers to ensure that young people have a voice in council’s decision making processes.

Community Policy and Programs Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the funding would enable the SCYP to focus on delivering programs that were aligned to the Sunshine Coast Youth Strategy which aims to build a brighter future for young people on the Coast.

“For SCYP it means they will be able to provide more opportunities for young people to contribute to and participate in their community through the use of council's Youth Engagement Model,” she said.

“This is a vital component of the Sunshine Coast Youth Strategy and council is looking forward to working in partnership with SCYP to deliver intergenerational programs that facilitate social inclusion and skill sharing across of range of areas.”