Grants to celebrate National Youth Week
A range of South Australian youth groups and councils will share in a total of nearly $150,000 for activities celebrating National Youth Week in April.
Minister for Youth Tony Piccolo said funding would go towards a range of diverse activities organised by 50 councils and youth groups around the state.
"In both the city and regional areas, young people make a significant contribution to our communities," he said.
"The theme of this year's Youth Week is 'Our Voice. Our Impact.' with events designed to celebrate and recognise the achievements of young South Australians, and encourage young people to get involved.
"Right around the state this year, there is an exciting range of activities on offer.
"Sports days, skateboarding competitions, an outdoor cinema, a battle of the bands, cooking classes, football clinics in outback areas and a one-day Aboriginal cricket carnival are just some of the many exciting activities planned to mark National Youth Week in South Australia.
"Each of these events helps recognise the diversity of young South Australians, their voice, and the positive impact they can have in our communities."
Mr Piccolo said there had been a strong level of interest in this year's grants program with nearly 70 organisations seeking funding.
"I congratulate those organisations that have successfully applied for funding through this grant program, and look forward to the many great events that will be held around South Australia as part of National Youth Week," he said.
The City of Playford has won the right to host the South Australian launch of National Youth Week events. National Youth Week 2014 runs from April 4-13. To learn more about Youth Week, visit www.officeforyouth.sa.gov.au.