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A brighter future for great south coast youth

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The Victorian Government is boosting funding for the Beyond the Bell program, to keep young people in the Great South Coast region in school and engaged in their education.

Victorian Minister for Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced in Parliament that the Victorian Government will provide more than $1 million over the next three years for operational costs of the program.

The funding boost is a direct result of priorities raised through the Great South Coast Regional Partnership in 2016, and provides certainty for the Beyond the Bell to sustain its important work.

Beyond the Bell is an initiative that seeks to lead a cultural shift in the way regional communities and service providers work to support young people in the Great South Coast region of Victoria.

It aims to improve young peoples’ chances of attaining Year 12 or equivalent and help them transition successfully into the next phase of their lives.

The Great South Coast Regional Partnership advocated for continued funding of Beyond the Bell and the Victorian Government has listened and delivered for the community.

The Great South Coast Regional Partnership is working with the local community to shape a positive future for the region.

The Regional Partnership model gives regional Victorians a clearer path to Government decision making and a stronger voice in government by ensuring all ministerial portfolios are addressing rural and regional issues.

Source: Vic government

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