THE Ipswich PCYC has won an upgrade funding boost of $1m as part the State government’s initiative to help infrastructure and program delivery at similar centres across Queensland.
The overall budget funding of $50 million will support the construction of new PCYC facilities and significant upgrades to existing centres such as the one in Ipswich.
Part of the investment is aimed at delivering programs that have been proven to work in helping at-risk young people turn away from involvement in the criminal justice system.
With this in mind, the government is providing $6 million in funding to PCYC Queensland which will help support a ‘back to basics’ initiative to deliver programs like after dark basketball and boxing in areas of high need.
PCYC Queensland delivers hundreds of intervention, prevention and diversion programs and activities across Queensland aimed at keeping young people engaged and on the right track.
Supporting more than 100,000 members each year, PCYC Queensland works closely with young people whose personal circumstances often leave them at risk, disadvantaged or disengaged.