A Lotterywest grant of $163,800 will support the Youth Affairs Council of WA (YACWA) to strengthen the capability of Western Australia's youth sector.
Announcing the grant today, Youth Minister Peter Tinley said the funding would support the Participative Approach to Professional Development, Peer Learning and Evaluation in Youth Work project, which sought to improve outcomes for young people in WA.
The project will improve the way the benefits of youth work are reported and understood by the community and funding bodies.
It will also improve practices with the engagement of young people in the design, procurement, delivery and evaluation of WA's youth programs.
While announcing the grant at the YACWA headquarters in Leederville, Mr Tinley noted the lead role that the community service organisation played in advocating for WA's young people.
YACWA receives more than $290,000 a year in recurrent funding from the State Government and delivers a range of services, programs and initiatives.
Comments attributed to Youth Minister Peter Tinley:
"The McGowan Government is proud to support the YACWA and its work empowering young Western Australians.
"YACWA's support for the Participative Approach to Professional Development, Peer Learning and Evaluation in Youth Work project demonstrates its desire to increase sector capability and deliver quality outcomes for WA's young people.
"Building the capacity of young people to make meaningful contributions to Western Australian communities is vital to our future generations.
"This Government continues to support young people with a total investment of more than $5.6 million in funding through one-off grants and recurrent funding for youth programs and activities."