A not-for-profit, community-based charity that focuses on preventative and early intervention strategies for disengaged young males will receive support from the NSW Government.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole has announced the Boys to the Bush organisation will receive a $12,000 grant to help it continue to deliver a range of services more efficiently.
Mr Toole met with Boys to the Bush Western NSW Program Manager Kurt Hancock to deliver the good news.
Mr Hancock said that as part of their camps and fundraising, the Bathurst Branch of the organisation will now be able to purchase a barbecue trailer which will enable self-catering and a community presence at events it attends.
“We are committed to assisting the boys to become better sons, fathers, brothers and employees,” he said.
“Then these boys can become the positive influence for the next generation in their communities.”
Mr Toole said this Community Building Partnership (CBP) grant is going to a great cause.
“Boys to the Bush has a proven history of being able to engage with and improve outcomes for some of their communities’ most vulnerable youth,” he said.
“They offer a range of programs, all aimed at supporting the boys to become better men in the future.
“I congratulate Boys to the Bush for its successful application and look forward to seeing this funding make a real difference to the organisation.”