The Youth+ Institute’s Woodstock Project will have even better facilities to inspire and encourage young people after receiving a boost through the Federal Government’s Stronger Communities Fund.
The Woodstock Project received $18,850 to help with the cost of renovating Hancock House which will extend the range of youth development experiences they provide.
Woodstock Project Coordinator Paul Kah-Nutt said the funding would help provide upgraded facilities and enhance the reach of the outdoor adventure based learning program.
“This funding will allow us to double our occupancy capacity by converting Hancock House into dormitory style accommodation for up to 14 people,” Mr Kah-Nutt said.
“Woodstock is dedicated to local disadvantaged youth and taking care of the environment, this upgrade will enhance the programs we run, expand our services and help more people.”
“Through mountain biking, fishing, raft building and team building activities we empower youth to build resilience and take positive steps to adulthood.”
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz congratulated the Woodstock Project on their Stronger Communities Program success.
“The Woodstock Project works so hard to inspire young people to be self-aware, to build their social skills and contribute positively to their communities,” Mr Buchholz said.
“I am proud to be part of a government that supports the initiatives of community-minded groups like the Woodstock Project through this grant.”
“I thank them for their continued commitment to the local community.”