$110,000 Grant for ‘We run this’ Program has Brimbank Fully Engaged


Brimbank City Council is thrilled to have received an $110,000 funding grant for the ‘We run this’, youth-led leadership and mentoring program.

Brimbank Mayor Cr Margaret Giudice said the program is about engaging with young people to inspire and help them reach their full potential.

“The ‘We run this’ leadership and mentoring program is a fabulous initiative for youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Brimbank.

“It will increase opportunities for young people to have a greater connection and active participation in their local community.

“It also provides prospects for young people to build their skills and knowledge and broaden their pathways to education and employment.

“In turn, this will benefit and improve young people’s health and wellbeing and social connections to friends, family and the community,” Cr Giudice said.

The ‘We run this’ program is supported by two local youth-led organisations:

  • Community Health Advancement and Student Engagement (CHASE) – a peer to peer education and mentoring model working with VCAL students in Brimbank secondary schools. CHASE delivers health literacy workshops and supports students develop and implement projects responding to health issues.
  • Afro-Australian Student Organisation (AASO) – this organisation is expanding its current programs in Brimbank and supports connections between students from African backgrounds, business and community mentors locally.

Brimbank Council is committed to enhancing quality of life in the community through health, wellbeing and education, while also maintaining a strong foundation of social justice.

The ‘We run this’ program aptly complements Council’s Youth Strategy, Learning Strategy and Social Justice Charter. For further information visit

The funding grant for ‘We run this’ was received from the State Government’s Engage! 2018-2020 program.