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Western Australia Minister for Youth Robyn McSweeney

Grants Support Innovative Youth Events

Victor P Taffa

  • National Youth Week 2012 to be held from April 13-22
  • Grants of $80,384 to benefit 82 projects for young people aged 12-25 years
  • Projects acknowledge and celebrate positive contribution of young people

Young people across Western Australia will benefit from $80,384 in grants to celebrate National Youth Week 2012, held between April 13-22.

Youth Minister Robyn McSweeney said 82 organisations would share the funds to develop projects to meet the National Youth Week theme ‘Imagine, Create, Inspire’.

“National Youth Week is WA’s biggest celebration of young people, with hundreds of innovative events and activities taking place across the State including art workshops, an aqua-Olympics event and a youth comedy night.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“These grants will enable thousands of young people to engage in their communities, raise important issues and profile their talents.”

“All events are youth-led and enable young people to be involved in decision making on issues affecting their lives.”

“National Youth Week enables us to highlight the positive contribution young people make to our communities.”

Funded events include:

  • The Shire of Shark Bay will be holding a ‘BMX Workshops’ project in partnership with other councils in the Gascoyne region. The workshops will be held at the council’s newly refurbished BMX track
  • The Climbing Vine Theatre Company will conduct a ‘Dinner at Murder Mansion’ production. The ‘whodunnit’ style mystery play is a free public event during National Youth Week with young people involved in all aspects of production.

Fact File

  • Applicants for the National Youth Week 2012 grants could apply for up to $1,000 for an event or activity and were required to meet specific criteria set by the Department for Communities and the Federal Government

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