Children and young people in the Narromine Local Government Area (LGA) will soon benefit from a increase in programs to help build community connections and have their voices heard, thanks to funding from the previous NSW Government.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders today announced Narromine Community Skills Project has received $50,000 for it’s We Are All in This Together project, and $49,916 for Youth Do Us Proud from the Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative.
“Through We Are All in This Together, young people will work with Bathurst organisation, Desert Pea Media, to create a music clip that tells the story of the current struggles and challenges in the local community due to drought, flood, COVID, and more,” Mr Saunders said.
“While the Youth Do Us Proud project will deliver a holistic youth-focused program to the Narromine LGA, helping to build connections within the community between the younger generations by collaborating with many businesses and services throughout the programs.”
Narromine Community Skills Project manager Sharon Milnes said she is excited to have the opportunity to engage with local businesses, and Desert Pea Media, to work with local youth.
“The youth of Narromine and Trangie have been a gap for so long when it comes to services, so we’re hoping being able to offer activities targeted just for them will build some links in the community,” Ms Milnes said.
“And we can’t wait to see the opportunities that the kids will be given – we can only imagine the pride that these projects will bring to all involved, as they creatively tell our local story to the world through song, dance and more.”
The Children and Young People Wellbeing Recovery Initiative is funded through the NSW COVID-19 Economic Recovery Initiative and the co-funded NSW and Australian Governments’ Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.