Youth Engagement Grants Program
Do you need some funding for an innovative event, program or project that engages young Territorians aged 12 to 25 years? If so, the Office of Youth Affairs may be able help make your idea happen!
The Office of Youth Affairs manages the Youth Engagement Grants Program. The program engages young Territorians through a variety of drug and alcohol free entertainment and youth development and leadership programs. Grants of up to $2,000 are available. Quick response grants of up to $500 for individuals and up to $2,000 for organisations are also available.
The information kit is a helpful resource if you are thinking of planning an event or activity during our funding rounds.
Each year OYA receives a large response from young people and organisations wanting to submit grant applications for youth event/activities. This publication is a summary of the grant application process, tips to make your grant application stand out from the rest and information about ‘how to’ organise an event/activity and so much more!
Grants fund youth engagement activities held in June/July and December/January. These grants provide opportunities for young people to have fun and develop new skills during the major school holidays in the Territory.
YVHG June/July 2015 - 27 January 2015- 27 February 2015
YVHG December 2014/January 2015 - Closed
National Youth Week (NYW) is a national initiative that is held in April each year. NYW 2015 will run from 10-19 April. NYW grants fund youth engagement activities held during the 10-day celebration.
One-off grants are available for individuals, groups, clubs, schools, organisations and businesses throughout the NT.
• Mini grants - up to $500
Individuals/organisations can apply for up to $500 without an auspice.
• Major Grants - up to $2000
To receive a grant amount over $501 applicants must be incorporated or have the support of a sponsoring body that is incorporated (an auspice).
• Collaborative Grants – up to $4000
Two or more organisations that work together to coordinate their NYW event/activity can apply for up to $4000. In your application please nominate a lead agency that will be managing the agreement and funds.
The NYW grant round is open from 26 September until 7 November 2014.
There are two grant categories that your event may come under. Short descriptions of each category as well as examples of innovative activities are as follows;
Drug and alcohol free entertainment. The aim of this category is to promote healthy choices among young people and to encourage young people to have fun in a safe and supportive environment.
Examples of activities under this category include dance parties, sporting competitions, youth festivals, drama performances and concerts.
Youth development and leadership programs. The aim of this category is to provide some form of development in areas such as self esteem, team building, career, leadership, communication and public speaking.
Examples of activities under this category include writing workshops, creative art workshops and leadership development workshops.
The Office of Youth Affairs is offering a fantastic opportunity for young Territorians aged between 12-25 years old to participate and learn how to assess youth grants. If you are looking for an awesome professional development opportunity, available during business hours and interested in having your say on what is happening around the NT and your community, why not submit an Expression of Interest (EOI)? For further information or to submit an EOI, please check out the information below.