Funding for Thames-Coromandel District Council to support local young people

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Coromandel MP Scott Simpson is delighted that Thames-Coromandel District Council will receive $20,000 under the Youth Development Partnership Fund 2015.

“This investment will fund Thames-Coromandel District Council to establish a Thames-Coromandel Youth Council, help them to receive leadership training and to provide youth volunteering training, and to match volunteer opportunities with local organisations.

“The funding will also support young people to lead and deliver a local art project

“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.” Scott Simpson says.

Twenty-five city and district councils will benefit from this latest Youth Development Partnership funding, enabling Territorial Authorities and young people, aged 12 to 24, to work together to provide Youth Citizenship projects for young people.

“I thoroughly enjoy meeting and spending time with the young people we have here in the Coromandel.

“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,” Scott Simpson says.   

Since the launch of the Youth Development Partnership Fund in 2005, more than 50 city and district councils have been supported to work with and improve the outcomes for young people in their regions.