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National Youth Week 2015 grants still available

2014-10-28

Organisations have three weeks left to apply for grants of up to $4000 to fund National Youth
Week 2015 activities.

Youth Minister Zoe Bettison said an additional $7000 is also available for any groups wanting to
host the official South Australian launch.

"National Youth Week is a great way to celebrate the contribution, diversity, achievements and
views of young people in our community," Ms Bettison said.

"More than 10,000 young people aged between 12 and 25 were involved in this year's event. "Next
year's theme - It starts with us - emphasises the importance of young people being
empowered to take an active role in our political, social and cultural life."

Ms Bettison said grants of up to $4000 are available for local councils, State Government agencies
and non-government organisations who work directly with young people to hold events and activities
during NYW 2015.

"Organisations are encouraged to talk to young people in their local community about how they would
like to see NYW 2015 launched and celebrated in their area," Ms Bettison said.

"In 2014, more than 1000 young people planned and delivered events such as workshops, sporting
activities and competitions."

Ms Bettison also announced that Maria Hull, from Salisbury, has been appointed as the Young
Member for NYW 2015.

"Maria will play a pivotal role in planning and promoting NYW activities on a local, state and
national level," she said.

National Youth Week is a joint Australian, State, Territory and Local Government initiative.
Applications for NYW grants and the State launch close on Friday 14 November 2014.
For further information, or to apply online, go to
www.officeforyouth.sa.gov.au/programs/national-youth-week

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