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Recently, the Wellington Shire Council in Victoria have awarded a $5,000 Community Assistance Grant to Youth Insearch to allow the program to continue to run in Victoria. This is the second year that Wellington Shire Council have been supporting Youth Insearch with a grant of the same last year as well.

The Community Assistance Grant that is running for 8 months from 24/11/2017 to 01/08/2018 is part of the ongoing support that the Wellington Shire Council have shown Youth Insearch, specifically to the participants in Sale, Victoria which is part of the Wellington Shire. This grant is under their Projects Category which is providing a specific benefit to the community which will be used to fund the venue and catering hire for the weekend workshops held at Rawson Village in Gippsland, Victoria.

Last year, 71 young people went through the program from Sale last year out of a total of 300 young people that attended from all over Victoria. The participants of Youth Insearch receive support by attending the weekend workshops, attending regular support groups and leadership training. Throughout all of this the young people involved receive mentoring from youth leaders who have gone through the program themselves, emotional and practical guidance from volunteer support adults from the local community and partner agencies.

The CEO of Youth Insearch, Heath Ducker, acknowledged the generous support from the Wellington Shire Council. I would like to thank Wellington Shire and Wellington Shire Youth Council for their continued support and commitment in empowering young people in our communities and also helping to rebuild young peoples lives, he said.

Heath continued with, The Wellington Shire Council has always been a great supporter of Youth Insearch and for about 18 months we utilized some of their office space as well as some of our young people joining the Wellington Shire Youth Council and two have also completed a term as the Youth Mayor. There has also been a lot of joint projects and activities that we have worked on together with other Community Organisations the latest being an awareness day in the Mall for Mental Health Week recently.

Youth Insearch is very thankful to the support that the Wellington Shire Council have shown over the last two years and is looking forward to the future and the strengthening a relationship and joining forces to continue supporting the young people in Victoria.