Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

Former Minister for Water; Forestry; Youth

    State-wide grant recipients for 2021 Youth Week WA announced

    26/03/2021 10:00 AM
    • $79,980 funding for 2021 Youth Week WA grants program
    • Grants to help fund 44 separate events and activities planned across WA
    • Youth Week WA runs from 9 -16 April

    Youth Minister Dave Kelly today announced the successful applicants for the 2021 Youth Week WA grants program.


    Funding from the McGowan Government's Youth Week WA grants program will assist 44 youth-focused community organisations and local governments stage a diverse range of events and activities across the State during this year's Youth Week WA.


    Grants of up to $1,500 were available to eligible organisations as a contribution to activities or events celebrating Youth Week WA 2021, and grants of up to $3,000 were available for collaborative, community-wide events involving a range of partners.


    Youth Week WA, which runs from April 9-16 this year, is an annual State-wide celebration of the significant contributions that young people make to our community


    As an annual week dedicated to young people, Youth Week provides young Western Australians with the opportunity to express their ideas, raise important issues, make decisions and connect with each other.


    The opportunity to participate in Youth Week WA takes on greater significance for young people this year, following the challenges they have faced over the last 12 months and the forced cancellation of last year's event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


    For more information about Youth Week WA, visit http://www.communities.wa.gov.au/youthweekwa


    Comments attributed to Youth Minister Dave Kelly:


    "Youth Week WA is the State's largest annual celebration of young people aged 10 to 25.


    "By supporting Youth Week WA events and activities, the McGowan Government is providing young people right across the State with an opportunity to have their voices heard and their contributions celebrated.


    "Many of the events and activities are planned, developed and organised by enthusiastic and dedicated young people, giving them a great platform to develop and showcase their skills and talents.

    "The 2021 theme for Youth Week WA is "Our Path", and calls on young people to express what is important to them and reflect on their life journey and the choices they make for their future."


    Minister's office - 6552 6100