Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Former Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth

    Youth Week WA Grants Program now open for applications

    2/10/2020 10:00 AM
    • Applications are now open for the 2021 Youth Week WA Grants Program
    • Grants of between $1,500 and $3,000 available for Youth Week projects and activities
    • Youth Week will run from April 9-16, 2021
    • Grant applications close November 12, 2020

    Youth Minister Dave Kelly today announced that the McGowan Government's Youth Week Grants Program is now open for applications.


    Community organisations and local governments across Western Australia are now invited to apply for funding to stage events during Youth Week 2021.


    Youth Week WA, an annual State-wide celebration of the positive contributions of young people to the community, will run from April 9-16, 2021.


    The week-long celebration of the State's youth, provides young people in WA with the opportunity 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.


    Eligible organisations must be an incorporated not-for-profit community organisation, a local government authority, or an unincorporated organisation or community group, applying through the auspice of an incorporated body or a local government authority.


    Applications close at 4pm on Thursday, November 12, 2020.


    More information can be found on the Department of Communities website here.


    Comments attributed to 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."


    Minister's office - 6552 6100