Funding expanded to support community school holiday activities
Regional councils and eligible not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to apply for funding to deliver events and activities during the upcoming autumn school holidays.
The $10 million Holiday Break program has been expanded to deliver a wider range of activities to engage young people in NSW, as part of the State Government’s COVID-19 Economic Recovery Strategy.
Arts and Regional Youth Minister Ben Franklin said a range of activities including writing workshops, wellbeing camps, and song-making programs are already locked in for the upcoming holidays through partnerships between the Office for Regional Youth, Office of Sport, and Create NSW.
“Young people in regional towns are more likely than their metro peers to feel isolated over the holiday period, and these activities will encourage regional youth to have fun after a challenging couple of years,” Mr Franklin said.
“If there’s an activity that you’d like to see happen during the autumn school holidays, I encourage you to reach out to your local council or eligible not-for-profit organisation who can work with you to turn your concept into a reality.”