Grants now open for Queensland Youth Week 2019

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Applications for grants totalling $30,000 to run an activity, project or event during Queensland Youth Week (April 3-14) next year are now open.

Minister for Youth Di Farmer said the grants of up to $2,000 allowed young Queenslanders, local councils and not-for-profit organisations to put their ideas to help young people aged 12-25 thrive into action.

“During Queensland Youth Week we have the opportunity to watch our young Queenslanders shine,” she said.

“It is a time to celebrate the positive contributions they make each and every day in our communities to our state’s social, cultural and economic life.”

Now in its second year, Queensland Youth Week celebrates youth culture with a myriad of activities, events and projects run by successful grant applicants, local governments and community organisations.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for a grant that aligns with the four building blocks in the Queensland Youth Strategy - supporting vulnerable young people; housing; healthy futures and educating into employment - or put forward a project or event that tackles cyber-bullying.

“We want to support events that help develop our state’s young people in areas they’ve told us are important.”

“Areas such as accessing secure, safe, stable and affordable housing or promoting good physical and mental health,” Ms Farmer said.

“Projects that support young people to gain the knowledge and skills needed to get ahead and prepare for a future in the job market will also be highly regarded.

Ms Farmer encouraged community organisations, schools and universities, local governments and young people to hold events during the week, which has been extended this year.

“I am delighted to announce the week has been lengthened to allow high schools to join in during the last few days of term,” she said.

To apply for a Queensland Youth Week grant visit

Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Di Farmer

Child Safety Services : Queensland Government, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women :
GPO Box 806, Brisbane Qld 4001, Queensland Wide
07 3224 8045
1800 811 810
Child Safety Services : Queensland Government, Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women
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