5 July, 2021
Local groups benefit from Youth Grants
Three local organisations will receive funding to conduct programs and activities aimed at young people between the ages of 12 and 24 years thanks to the inaugural Toowoomba Regional Council (TRC) Oakey Youth Grants program.
The program called for applications earlier this year with local organisations having to show that their event or activity supported the mental health, resilience and social wellbeing of Oakey young people.
Oakey Junior Cricket Club, Oakey Scouts Group and the Oakey State High School student council were all successful in their grant applications.
Oakey Junior Cricket Club will use its funding to host a Coaching Clinic with Darling Dingoes, a Darling Downs-based T20 franchise.
It is hoped that the program will work alongside Oakey State High School and Queensland Cricket to introduce local young people to the sport of cricket.
The high school student council will be holding a range of activities during Mental Health Week with its grant.
The ‘In This Together 2021’ project will feature events including arts, culture and sporting areas.
The Oakey Scout Group will be targeting young people between the ages of 12 and 14 years with its grant funding.
The program, titled ‘Scout Out for New Scouts‘, will run over ten weeks and aims to introduce young people to a selection of scouting activities including basic bushcraft, bushwalking, cooking, construction, compass work, camping, and sewing.
The grants were provided with support of Darling Downs West Moreton Primary Health Network.