Team Leader of Youth Services Singleton Loren Arnott is ecstatic with the response she got from her application for the Youth Opportunities Grant she applied for in July.
On Monday Member for Upper Hunter Michael Johnsen was in town to announce the organisation had received $50,000 in funding towards the staging of the Singleton Youth Festival project.
The Youth Festival is expected to kick-off the biennial Singleton Festival in late April 2019. At this stage in the planning it will be a two day event with a focus on the 10 to 18 years age group.
“I am thrilled local young people will benefit from The Singleton Youth Festival and develop a range of skills,” Mr Johnsen said.
“Youth Opportunities empowers young people to make new social connections, undertake new activities and give back to the community.”
Mayor of Singleton, Sue Moore said this was an amazing amount of money to benefit young people.
“Singleton Youth Venue does a lot of important work to support young people in our community, and our team is literally on the front line about what is affecting them and what they need from our community,” she said.
“The idea for a weekend event is a tangible response to those issues, particularly bullying and self-confidence.
“The staff from the Youth Venue already have a great track record working with Council’s events team on events such as Blast. With the support of the NSW Government added to the mix, I have no doubt this event will be even better.”