Acknowledging the achievements of young people in the Upper Yarra


Upper Yarra, Tuesday 30 September, 2014: The Ian De La Rue Youth Initiative Award is now seeking nominations with a closing date of 13 October 2014.

As part of an ongoing 2014 Youth Initiative program, Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank® Branches seek to acknowledge the contribution to our community made by a local person aged between 15 and 25 years of age.

Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank® Chairman Mr Peter Kimberley said the Youth Initiative award was part of the branch’s ongoing commitment to building stronger communities.

“Recognising a young person who has adopted a leadership role within the community provides encouragement and is a way our community can also express its thanks,” Kimberley said.

“We’re also proud to provide an incentive of $1000 to the award winner and to encourage their continued personal development.”

“We have had many outstanding young people receive this award in the past, who have gone on to do great work in our community and beyond. Many people will be aware of the contribution made by people such as Sarah Ward, Lily Belle Hellicar and Skye Johnson, all worthy recipients in recent years.”

The Youth Initiative Award was first established in honour of local businessman and community leader Ian De La Rue, who was inaugural Chairman and instrumental in establishing the Warburton Community Bank.

Nominations for this award can be made by a Teacher, Coach, Mentor or other individual who has worked with the nominated person in a community capacity.

Nominations will close on Monday 13 October 2014 and the award will be announced at the Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank® Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 29 October 2014. For more information and a nomination form see