Grants on offer for youth projects and programs

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Byron Shire Council’s Small Change grants program is once again open with staff looking forward to receiving many applications for projects that are aimed at benefiting youth.

Small Change grants of up to $1,000 are being offered to specifically support projects and programs that are designed for young people.

“This Shire is home to some amazing young people who are creative, community-focussed, and have strong principles of social justice and they often have great ideas for projects that don’t get off the ground because of a lack of funding,” Vanessa Adams, Director Corporate and Community Services said.

“The Small Change grants can make a big difference and I am doing a shout out to all community organisations and people between the ages of 15-25, who may be planning a program or project and want some financial assistance,” Ms Adams said.

This year Council is looking at projects that incorporate themes including:

  • Feeling included, being connected
  • Living, learning and earning
  • Creating and supporting partnerships
  • Places to go, things to do.

Young people applying for grants need to be supported by their school or a community organisation.

“Our young residents have such passion and energy and I am really looking forward to seeing some of their ideas,” Ms Adams said.

“The aim of the Small Change grant program is give our young people a voice and opportunities to participate,” she said.

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