Youth Grants Program

 What are you looking for?


What's your idea for making a difference?

Voice your thoughts, create your project and do it!

The 2017/18 Youth Grants Program can provide funding to help make your idea a reality.

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.


Grant categories

Grants will be offered in the following categories (further information about each grant category will be added in early 2017).

To access the 2016/17 Youth Achievement Grants application form please visit the Smartygrants website.


Successful grants
  • 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.
    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.
    Please contact Jamie on 0407 716 573 if you would like to be involved or want more information. Also checkout the Gener8 Theatre Facebook page.


Youth Grants Program Timeline
  • May 2017
    Applications open for the 2017/2018 funding round for Youth Development Grants.
    New Youth Achievement grants round to open 1 July 2017 and will close end of June 2018.
  • June2017
    Applications close for Youth Development grants (6 weeks after opening).
  • June/July 2017
    Assessment of applications.
  • June /July2017
    Report to council with recommended applications.
  • July 2017
    Grants provided to the community.


Grant assistance

Workshops will be held to provide guidelines on how to apply and submit your best application.  

Further details will be provided as the next grant round opens - stay tuned.


Further information

City of Marion
Youth Development Team
Phone: (08) 7420 6462 / (08) 7420 6461
Fax: 8375 6699
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046
In person: 935 Marion Road, Mitchell Park SA 5043
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