The Huddle has been allocated $1.1 million ($550,000 per year) over two-years as part of the Victorian Budget 2021-22.  

The Huddle is one of six Community Support Groups that received funding to engage young people and their families from African-Australian backgrounds to strengthen education and employment pathways. 

The Huddle CEO, Cam McLeod, said he was grateful for the support of the government to help make a difference in the community.  

“The Victorian State Government has made a range of significant investments through the Budget to support young people from diverse backgrounds to learn, grow and feel a stronger sense of belonging to their community,” McLeod said.  

“This funding will allow us to continue to deliver the Community Support Groups across the City of Melbourne and Wyndham City Councils, assisting young people to address a range of complex issues through better education and employment pathways.”  

Minister for Youth, Multicultural Affairs and Community Sport, The Hon. Ros Spence, said assisting youth to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic is a priority of the Government. 

 “These investments speak to our government’s commitment to continuing successful initiatives that work in partnership with young people to improve outcomes for all young Victorians,” The Hon. Ros Spence said.