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2014 youthconnect grants to support young South Australians


Fourteen organisations working with young South Australians will share $500,000 in State Government funding.

Youth Minister Zoe Bettison said the 2014 youthconnect grants, which range from $10,000 to $50,000, have been awarded to organisations for a diverse range of innovative projects.

"The one-off grants support the delivery of projects that improve opportunities for young people aged between 12 and 25," Ms Bettison said.

"The 2013-14 funding priority areas include young volunteers, young carers, young people from multicultural communities and young people with disability."

"These grants cover a diverse range of programs and organisations including those that work with some of our most disadvantaged and vulnerable communities."

The youthconnect grants are available to non-government and not-for-profit organisations based in South Australia that have a proven history of working with young people in this age group.

The grants are also open to local councils with a Youth Advisory Committee.

Projects funded include:

  • The Sammy D Foundation was awarded $47,000 towards training culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) young people, to deliver peer-led early intervention and prevention workshops about alcohol-fuelled violence to CALD communities in metropolitan schools.*
  • Carers' Link Barossa and Districts Inc was awarded $50,000 to support young rural  carers through one-to-one support, retreats, social activities and high school visits to raise awareness of young carers and establish ongoing support for their education.
  • Multicultural Youth South Australia was awarded $50,000 to deliver small business training workshops for young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds to develop skills, social and economic participation and increase their community networks.
  • Carclew Youth Arts was awarded $40,000 to support three teams of diverse young people to culturally map volunteer services in Onkaparinga to create opportunities for young volunteers.
  • The Adelaide Hills Youth Sector Network was awarded $11,000 towards a project to provide employment and independent living skills training and individual career planning for young people with disability.
  • For more information visit the Office for Youth website at  


    Project Name



    Adelaide Hills Youth

    Sector Network Inc

    FRED (Finding Real Employment Direction)

    Adelaide Hills

    Mount Barker


    Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers

    Connecting Youth and Conservation



    Carclew Youth Arts Inc




    Carers' Link Barossa and Districts Inc

    Young Carer Project

    Copper Coast Mount Barker Yorke



    Families4families Acquired Brain Injury Support Network

    Building Sustainable Youth Programs within Families4Families Peer Based Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Support Network



    Interwork Limited

    Career Chasers – Down Syndrome SA Programme



    Multicultural Youth South Australia Incorporated

    Multicultural Youth Development and Participation Program



    Northern Adelaide

    Medicare Local Limited

    Promoting Health Literacy in CALD Youth

    Gawler Playford Salisbury

    Tea Tree Gully


    Northern Volunteering

    SA Inc

    Active Life - Active Volunteering




    Sammy D Foundation


    Impact- Newly Arrived Youth  Safety and Personal Leadership Program (iNAYS PLP)

    Adelaide Campbelltown Charles Sturt West Torrens


    The Hut Community

    Centre Inc

    Engagement Through Volunteering - A Two-Way Street

    Adelaide Hills



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