2021 Youth Week Grant applications now open


Applications for Maitland City Council’s 2021 Youth Week Grants are now open.

Local groups are being encouraged to apply and be involved in the celebrations for the largest annual youth participation event in Australia.

As part of Youth Week, which takes place between Friday 16 April and Saturday 24 April 2021, council – in collaboration with the NSW Department of Family and Community Services – provides funding to organisations, which involve young people in planning, developing and managing activities.

Non-profit, incorporated associations or groups that want to work with young people to deliver a 2021 Youth Week event can apply for up to $3000 in funding.

To be successful, aspirants will need to provide information on the proposed Youth Week function and how young people will be involved throughout the planning and coordinating.

Applicants are also urged to collaborate with other groups where possible.

“Youth Week offers an opportunity for young people of Maitland to express their ideas, act on issues important to them and enjoy activities that they’ve helped create,” council’s manager community and recreation Laurie D’Angelo-Edmonds said.

“We encourage all those interested individuals, groups and organisations to join forces and apply as grant funding can make a huge difference to events such as these.”

Some of the initiatives funded through Maitland’s Youth Week grants include the Sun Street Festival and GABFEST.

Applications will be assessed by council’s Youth Week Committee, made up of young people aged 12 to 25, against the National Youth Week and Maitland City Council funding guidelines.

They close on 21 January.

For further information and to complete an application form, visit www.maitland.nsw.gov.au/youth-week