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Better Futures Strategy – Enhancement Package

The Better Futures enhancement announced in the 2010-11 Budget provided additional funding for the Better Futures strategy to eligible community groups in areas of high need. 

Groups applied for grants of up to $50,000 to:

  • Upgrade facilities, equipment and resources; and/or
  • Develop or expand programs that encourage the engagement and participation of young people.

Community organisations and local councils applied for one-off grants, in areas of high need that support local community programs and engage young people in activities that help build social, communication and leadership skills.   

The results of the Better Futures Enhancement Package results were announced on 9 December 2010 and recipients are listed below.

Better Futures Enhancement Package grant recipients

Organisation Project  Amount
ACE North Coast Community Colleges Standing Tall Together $49,950
Arts Outwest Arts Outwest Youth Consultants: Media Skills Training Connecting Communities $22,685
Bankstown City Council Midnight Basketball Bankstown and Beyond $48,988
Bellingen Environment Centre Inc. Bellingen Eye (Environmental Youth Experience): Food4LYF (Local Youth Futures) $48,280
Beyond Empathy Directions $50,000
Blacktown Youth Services Association (BYSA) BYSA Studios $46,000
Campbelltown City Council Midnight Basketball $20,000
CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn Back to Culture in Yass $32,069
CentaCare Catholic Family Services KNECT (Kids Need Extra Care Too) $50,000
Cessnock District Learning Centre Inc. CDLC - Engaging the Disengaged Through Technology $19,250
Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Harbour Midnight Basketball $50,000
Coffs Harbour Regional Workplace Learning Group Inc. Welcome Welcome Refugee DVD - intro to cultural awareness & transition to the Australian education way $50,000
Community College Northern Inland Youth Links Moree $40,440
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) Port Macquarie's Youth Wild Connections $50,000
Deniliquin Council Deniliquin Skate Park Lounge $50,000
Glebe PCYC Education & Employment Training for Indigenous Girls $34,500
Great Lakes Community Resources  Walk The Talk $45,038
Information & Cultural Exchange The Urban Cultures Project $50,000
Joblink Plus Miyay Mirrii Indigenous Youth Leadership Program $37,550
Lismore Neighbourhood Centre Inc. Young Drivers Assist $50,000
Lithgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre Inc.  Lithgow School Engagement $50,000
Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre Liverpool Refugee Youth Job Skills Project $39,410
Lower Lachlan Community Services Inc. Lake Cargelligo Driver Licensing Strategy

Macarthur Disability Services "Creative Links" - Young Carers Program $50,000
Mid-Western Regional Council Engaging Young People in Kandos/Rylstone - The Loft $22,050
Miimali Healthy, Active and Wise Program $49,400
Mountains Youth Services Team  Outdoor Explore - early school leaver re-engagement  $26,200
Mount Druitt Police & Community Youth Club Cafe 2770 $32,000
Mullumbimby Community Garden Inc The Youth Permaculture Challenge $47,907
Muswellbrook PCYC License To Drive $48,000
Nambucca Valley Youth Services Centre Inc Frrresh Youth Mobile Cafe2 $49,995
Nepean Youth Accommodation Service Nepean Youth College (NYC) $49,227
Newcastle City Council The Loft Youth Arts & Cultural Centre Aboriginal Youth Arts Program $13,000
Parramatta City Council Community Citizens $15,000
Penrith Skills For Jobs Ltd T/A Jobquest Youth Training Centre $40,000
Phoenix House Youth Services Inc Phoenix Feasts Projects  $49,793
Powerhouse Youth Theatre Incorporated The Hero Project $45,700
Raymond Terrace Neighbourhood Centre Tuned $50,000
Regional Development Australia Murray "EYE" of the Murray!! Empowering Youth Events Across the Murray Region $50,000
Somali Welfare & Culture Centre Day Survival Recreation Program $41,650
South Sydney Youth Services Kool Kids Club - Aboriginal Youth Leadership $50,000
Southern Youth & Family Services Southern Hospitality $50,000
Swansea & District Community Men's Shed Incorporated School Mentoring Program $5,000
Tamworth Regional Council Tamworth Youth Centre Sound & Video Recording & Editing Studio $15,000
The Shack Youth Services Inc Randwick Community Leaders $40,500
Uambi Aboriginal Corporation Uambi Working Together $50,000
Upper Hunter Shire Council Creating A Better Future For The Youth of Upper Hunter Shire Council $39,500
WEA Illawarra Youth & Entrepreneurial Leadership - A Pilot Project $47,390
Western Sydney Drug & Alcohol Resource Centre Inc. Young People, Families & Workers Learning Together $40,000
Youth Action & Policy Association NSW Youth Participation Grants Program $50,000
youthconnection.com.au YGenerate TV - Internet Television Linking Central Coast Youth With Their Community $46,500