Community organisations and local governments across Western Australia are being invited to apply for funding to stage events during Youth Week 2023.
Youth Minister Dave Kelly today announced that the State Government’s Youth Week WA Grants Program is now open for applications.
Youth Week WA, which will run from 7 to 14 April in 2023, is an annual State-wide celebration of the positive contributions of young people to the community.
The week-long celebration of the State’s young people provides an opportunity for them to express their ideas, raise important issues, make decisions and create entertainment.
Grants of up to $1,500 are available for eligible organisations to deliver a range of projects including festivals and events, workshops, seminars and presentations, award ceremonies and youth forums.
Grants of up to $3,000 are also available for collaborative, community-wide events involving a range of partners, such as community-wide youth festivals with multiple organisations hosting activities and programs of multiple events.
Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations, local government authorities are eligible to apply, as are unincorporated organisations and community groups applying through the auspice of an incorporated body or local government authority.
Fifty four community organisations and local governments across WA received grants to support youth-focused events and activities during Youth Week 2022 earlier this year.
Applications close at 4pm on Thursday, 25 November, 2022.
More information can be found on the Department of Communities website here.
As stated by Youth Minister Dave Kelly:
“Youth Week is WA’s largest annual celebration of young people.
“It’s also a fantastic opportunity for young people throughout WA to get involved in activities that demonstrate who they are and the importance of their contributions.
“Many of the events and activities for Youth Week are planned, developed and organised by enthusiastic and dedicated young people.
“By supporting Youth Week events and activities the State Government is providing young people in local communities across Western Australia an opportunity to be key contributors to the development and delivery of Youth Week WA projects.
“We’re also providing young people in WA with a platform for trying new experiences, building community links and having fun.”