Youth Grants Program

Youth Grants Program

 What are you looking for?

 

What's your idea for making a difference?

The 2017/18 Youth Grants Program has now closed.

Voice your thoughts, create your project and do it!

The Youth Grants Program encourages not-for-profit community groups, organisations and young people aged 12-25 to set up and undertake projects or activities that aim to achieve positive outcomes in local communities.

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Grant categories

Grants will be offered in the following categories:

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Successful grants 2017/2018
  • Inclusive Futsal Program - One Culture Football empowers young people to forge community connections through inclusive football. Futsal is a modified form of soccer played with five players per side on a smaller, typically indoor, pitch.
    ‍One Culture will deliver a 10-week Futsal program targeting young people living with intellectual disabilities and/or integration difficulties. ‍Delivered by experienced and fully qualified coaches, this program will also help the participants to develop social skills and feel part of a diverse and inclusive community.
  • The YouthMax Plus Program - Strategies for transitions project sets out to equip teenagers to discover their True Self, Build Self Esteem, How to bounce back from setbacks, build Resilience, and Plan A Road Map to Success as they face the challenge of transition from primary to high-school, or high-school to beyond Equipping young people with skills and opportunities  to reach their full potential in life, and have greater success in future employment and studies. The schools that the program will partner with are Sunrise Christian School, Darlington Primary and Seaview High School and is estimate to reach around  75 students from diverse backgrounds that are living or connected to the City of Marion.
  • AJZ Productions Inc. - True North Marion - 'A Sense of Home' will work with young people to develop their skills in connecting to community, build a sense of belonging, express cultural identity, provide creative art making and collaboration. The project includes a total of 40x2hour workshops commencing in term 4, 2017 and running through until term 3, 2018 with a performance outcome for the general public to be staged at Marion Cultural Centre Theatre in June 2018 over a 9 day period.
  • Concrete Sessions Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc. and Big Sunday Adelaide hold sessions at Oaklands Recreational Plaza on a regular basis, engaging young people in a safe and fun environment. Free food, skateboarding and BMX are all on offer with equipment provided.
    Find out more by viewing Upcoming Youth Events or the City of Marion Youth Development Facebook page.
  • MarionLIFE Youth A drop in space for young people aged 12-17 years - to hang out, meet new people and connect with local service providers. Providing opportunity for social interaction, skill development, promoting and providing a healthy and nutritious snack along with life skills workshops where the young people gain valuable knowledge and skills around everyday issues. Young people will be connected to local services who are invited to come and present and interact with the young people on weekly presentations.
    Find out more by viewing Upcoming Youth Events or the City of Marion Youth Development Facebook page.
  • Gener8 Theatre 'Selfie’ is an immersive theatre work with an aim to activate in the City of Marion, with professional theatre maker Jamie Harding, award winning playwright Caleb Lewis, leading technologists, artists and an abundance of local youth. The youth ensemble will be open to all but also made up of youth identified as at-risk or disengaged, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, those with disabilities or are socially isolated. At its heart, ‘Selfie’ is an examination into the personal and social rituals that bind youth to their virtual avatars and takes a searing look at the inner relationships teenagers have to social media and its central role in cyberbullying. Also checkout the Gener8 Theatre Facebook page.
  • Glenelg Rebels Softball Participants will be encouraged in a fun, inclusive, safe environment to learn skills and try a new sport, they will be given the opportunity to progress to a club sport. The program is designed with a female participation focus and encourages young girls to be active, grow in self confidence and learn new skills with their friends.
  • Australian Youth Climate Coalition The Marion Youth Training Program will educate and empower young people (18-25 years) in the City of Marion with the skills, networks and confidence to become leaders in their local community. This is a youth focused project that is run by young people for young people. It involves a 2-day training camp for 10-15 young people from the City of Marion who will then plan, implement and facilitate a Switched on Schools Summit - a two-day transformative experience offered through our high schools training program that will bring together 50-75 high school students from the City of Marion. A high school training program involving 5-7 in-school workshops in the City of Marion will be delivered in the lead up to the Summit.
  • Hallett Cove School This program will aim to build resilience and social connection by developing teamwork, friendship and independence.Young people will gain exposure  to new and different methods of managing their physical and mental health with the  aim of assisting young people to be active leaders and change makers in their community.The sessions will have a youth development focus and will be promoting PERMA+ concept (Positive Emotion, Engagement, Relationships, Meaning and Accomplishment) the program will work in partnership with Hallett Cove Civic Centre, the Meridian Connection Thai Chi and the Centre for Wellbeing and Resilience (SAHMRI).
  • Sammy D Foundation The after school urban movement program will offer safe, inclusive, after school activities, provide opportunities for engagement in pro-social community activities with like minded individuals, encourage participants to explore their creativity and talent, provide industry related skill development. Opportunities to work collectively  on a group project and gain a sense of achievement while gaining skills and knowledge to make safe choices relating to alcohol and other drugs. The aim of the foundation is to reduce the frequency ans severity of assults on young South Australians.

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Youth Grants Program Timeline

The 2017/18 Youth Development Grant Round is now closed. Applications have been assessed and are in the process of being finalised. We anticipate applicants will be advised of the outcome by the end of July or early August 2017.

  • 12 May 2017
    Applications opened for the 2017/2018 funding round for Youth Development Grants.
    New Youth Achievement grants round opened 1 July 2017 and will close end of June 2018.
  • 20 June 2017
    Applications closed for Youth Development grants.
  • June/July 2017
    Assessment of applications.
  • July 2017
    Report to council with recommended applications.
  • August 2017
    Grants provided to the community.

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Grant assistance

Do you need some assistance with your application?

For more information call (08) 7420 6461 or 8375 6887

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Further information

City of Marion
Youth Development Team
Phone: (08) 7420 6461 / (08) 8375 6887
Fax: 8375 6699
Email: council@marion.sa.gov.au
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046
In person: 935 Marion Road, Mitchell Park SA 5043
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