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2017 National Youth Week grants now available


Applications are now open for grants to host an event or activity during National Youth Week 2017.

Local councils, State Government agencies and non-government organisations that work directly with young people can apply for grants of up to $4000.

An additional $7000 is also available to host the official South Australian launch of National Youth Week 2017.

The theme for National Youth Week 2017 is youTHRIVE, promoting the importance of young South Australians’ physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing.

National Youth Week celebrates the contribution, diversity and achievements of young people in our community and eligible organisations are encouraged to apply for a grant.

Applications can be completed online at until 5pm Friday 18 November 2016. National Youth Week is a joint Australian, State, Territory and Local Government initiative.


National Youth Week (NYW) 2017 will run from 31 March to 9 April 2017.

In 2016, more than 11,000 young people were involved in NYW events and activities.

The NYW 2017 Young Member is Jessica Perry, an award winning young entrepreneur, who will be involved in helping to plan and promote National Youth Week activities across the state.

The theme for NYW 2017, youTHRIVE, is about building resilience and wellbeing, new opportunities and overcoming challenges.

For more information about National Youth Week, including grant applications, visit

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Minister for Youth, Zoe Bettison said:

National Youth Week is an opportunity to celebrate young people and their important contribution to our community.

I encourage organisations to talk to young people in their local community about how they would like to see National Youth Week celebrated in 2017, and apply for a grant to host the event.

National Youth Week 2017 will have a particular focus on wellbeing and encouraging all young people to feel good about themselves, their decisions and life choices.

I encourage eligible organisations to show their support for young people by hosting an event during National Youth Week 2017.

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