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Lake Macquarie Youth Week 2024 – grants up for grab

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Lake Macquarie will inject thousands of dollars into activities for young people across the city to help celebrate Youth Week 2024.

Applications opened this week for grants of up to $1,500 each for non-profit organisations hosting events and activities.

Next year’s Youth Week will take place from 11 to 24 April.

Events and activities conducted over the week will acknowldege the contributions youngsters make to their communities, as well as providing a platform for them to share ideas and have their voices heard on issues of concern to them.

Mayor Kay Fraser said young people played significant roles within the Lake Macquarie LGA.

“We’re hoping these grants will support a wide range of activities and events that engage, activate, entertain and celebrate our younger generation,” she explained.

Applications will be assessed by a Youth Week committee, including three members of the Lake Macquarie Youth Council.

Events and activities that align with the Lake Macquarie Youth Strategy will be highly-regarded for funding allocations.

Cr Fraser said past Youth Week grants had helped fund songwriting competitions, sports and fitness sessions, youth festivals and artisan markets aimed at young people.

“We are keen to support a diverse array of fun, inclusive activities and events that engage and activate younger people throughout the city,” she added.

Grant applications can be lodged at lakemac.com.au/youthweekgrants before Friday 15 December.

Successful recipients will be notified in February.

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