Scot MacDonald
14th Jul 2018

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging organisations on the Central Coast and in the Hunter supporting youth to apply for the second round of Community in Partnership Taking Action (COMPACT) grants on offer from the NSW Liberal National Government.

Mr MacDonald said $1.2 million is available to community groups for innovative programs to support local young people.

“Our local youth service providers and community organisations play a vital role in ensuring our young people are safe, happy, healthy and connected,” Mr MacDonald said.

“I encourage every local youth services provider and community organisation to apply for this outstanding opportunity to join the COMPACT Alliance.”

Minister for Multiculturalism Ray Williams said more than 20,000 young people have already benefitted from the COMPACT program in NSW.

“Existing partners such as the NRL and PCYC offer young people who may feel disconnected invaluable life and leadership skills, and mentoring support,” Mr Williams said.

“Many of the young people I have met who have participated in our COMPACT programs are now leading positive, meaningful lives, which is why we are extending this initiative.”

COMPACT partnerships are valued at $50,000 to $150,000 annually for up to two years, across a range of sectors including arts, sports and education. Applications must be presented in a partnership or consortia to be eligible.

Applications are currently open until Friday 24th August 2018.

For more information and to apply visit: