Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest is encouraging local organisations supporting youth to apply for the second round of Community in Partnership Taking Action (COMPACT) grants.

Mr Provest 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 Provest said.

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

Mr 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.”

“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,” Mr Williams said.

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.

For more information about how you can join the Alliance, visit