Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

Minister for Training; Water; Youth

    Grants awarded to kick off celebrations for Youth Week 2023

    2/03/2023 11:00 AM
    • Over $80,000 of funding to support community organisations and local governments to run activities during Youth Week WA
    • This years' theme for Youth Week WA is 'Becoming - With Others, We Dream'
    • Youth Week WA will run from 14-21 April 2023

    Community organisations and local governments from Broome to Albany have been awarded State Government grants to host events during Youth Week 2023.


    Forty successful applicants will receive up to $3,000 each for activities that celebrate the positive contributions made by young people in the community.


    Youth Week WA provides young people with the opportunity to be active in their communities, express their ideas and raise issues important to them.


    Some of the organisations to receive funding include:

    • The Shire of Carnarvon, for a Youth Festival on Yinggarda. The program will feature art workshops with Yinggarda elder Raymond Edney, activities such as yoga in the park and mental health yarning sessions, public art mural projects and the region's first ever-youth awards;
    • Goldfields Pride in partnership with Headspace, for an art workshop for LGBTQIA+ young people;
    • Gorenang Moortabiin Aboriginal Corporation, for a Visual Art project that promotes and celebrates being Aboriginal. Young Noongar youth will paint a mural that depicts what it means to them to be Aboriginal in 2023; and
    • York Community Resource Centre, for the Avon Mini Careers expo which will provide information on post school training and employment options in and around the area as well as information on youth support services.

    The theme for Youth Week 2023 is 'Becoming - With Others, We Dream'. It was developed from discussions with the Young People's Planning Committee who are passionate about the idea of personal flourishing both individually and with our community.


    A full list of grant recipients can be found here: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/youth-week-wa-grants-program-recipients


    Comments attributed to Youth Minister Simone McGurk:


    "Youth Week is WA's largest annual celebration of young people, and the State Government is proud to acknowledge their important work in the community, and to support these exciting events.


    "It's great to see so many different initiatives for Youth Week WA - from art workshops, to yoga, to an expo showcasing training and employment options.


    "Better yet, it's providing young people with opportunities to contribute to the planning, development and delivery of Youth Week WA projects, and I'm excited to see these initiatives come to life."


    Minister's office - 6552 6600