NT Youth Week grants open

A shout out to all young people, community groups, sporting clubs and businesses across the Territory!

Applications are now open for grants to host events and activities during next year’s NT Youth Week (NTYW) to be held 13 to 22 April 2018.

Anyone can apply for a NT Youth Week grant, including individuals, community groups and organisations. Young people are also encouraged to apply for a grant and lead activities.

Grants of up to $2,000 are now available for youth development/leadership and drug-and-alcohol-free entertainment for young people during NTYW. Activities may include music projects, sporting competitions, training opportunities, creative art workshops, and leadership development workshops.
Applications close 30 November 2017.

Territory Families Chief Executive Officer Ken Davies says NT Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in the Northern Territory.

“The focus of NT Youth Week is to support and acknowledge young people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, one of the fastest growing age groups in the Territory,” Ken Davies said.

“NT Youth Week encourages the community to value and celebrate the positive contribution that young Territorians make.

“Territory Families is committed to providing increased opportunities for young people to have their voices heard and to help them build stronger connections with their local community.

“NT Youth Week is a welcome opportunity for young people to showcase their talents and achievements, and for the rest of the community to host events and workshops that will help young people come together and engage in fun activities, learn new skills and develop their leadership capabilities.

“In addition to the grants program, Territory Families also supports NT Youth Week with the management of the Youth Ambassador program which sees young people in each region appointed to help promote and drive participation in local activities.

This year, NT Youth Week held over 76 events and activities across the Territory (including in regional, remote and rural areas) with nearly 6,000 young people attending these events and activities.

For more information on eligibility and how to apply go to www.youth.nt.gov.au or contact the Office of Youth Affairs on (08) 8999 3880 or email oya@nt.gov.au