The Northern Territory (NT) Government is seeking applications for its 2023 NT Youth Week (NTYW) 2022 to assist young Territorians to access a variety of youth initiated events and personal development programs.
Aims and Objectives
- All events and activities must also meet the aims and objectives of NTYW:
- Provide opportunities for young people aged 12 to 25 years to express their ideas and views, raise issues of concern to them and act on issues that affect their lives.
- Provide opportunities for the wider community to listen to young people and acknowledge and celebrate the positive contributions that young people make to their local communities.
- Promote a community focus on issues of concern to young people.
- Ensure that activities are accessible for all young people (e.g. young people in regional and rural/remote NT, young people with a disability, young people at risk of homelessness, Aboriginal young people, cultural and linguistically diverse young people, unemployed young people and young people in care.)
Note: All NTYW events and activities Must be drug and alcohol free.
- There are two categories of grants available:
- Drug and Alcohol Free Entertainment: to provide financial support for young people, community groups, organisations etc. which will enable young people to plan, organises and participate in a variety of drug and alcohol free activities. Example: A free movie night for young people.
- Youth Development/Leadership: to provide financial support for young people, community groups, organisations etc. which will enable young people access to leadership, personal and community development programs and events. Example: A career development workshop with experienced speakers and mentors.
What can be Funded?
- Events and activities held during NTYW 2022 (Must be between 6-16 April 2023)
- Exciting and creative ideas, which provide safe and secure entertainment opportunities for young people.
- Programs which encourage the development of skills and attributes, such as self-esteem, cooperation and trust for young people.
- Projects which involve young people at all levels.
- Projects which are supported by and involve local communities.
- Purchase of capital equipment for organisations only – that do not exceed $500
- Wages or salaries for course providers (e.g. instructors, DJ’s, facilitators) Up to $1000. Please note that this does not include wages or salary paid to your organisation’s staff during usual core business hours. This must relate to the event/activity. Youth friendly engagement for and with young people.
- Flexibility for delegate to consider funding multiple applications to one organisation in different locations with the Northern Territory.
- Consideration by delegate for funding towards applications which are outside the rounds scope to ensure the local demands are met for school holiday requirements.
Events & Activities
- Events and activities should be inclusive and aimed at all youth, including:
- young parents
- young carers and young people in care
- unemployed young people
- young people with a disability including, but not limited to those with a mental illness
- At risk, disengaged and disadvantaged young people Indigenous young people
- young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds
- young people living in remote areas
- In addition to young people, NTYW also aims to engage:
- community and youth-focused organisations
- official event organisers and partners
- educational institutions
- the general public
- local councils
- NTYW events in the past have included:
- sporting days
- cultural activities
- live music gigs
- fashion parades
- dance and drama workshops and
- comedy workshops
- To be eligible for the NTYW funding, organisations and young people must meet the following criteria:
- Organisations must be a legal entity under the Associations Incorporation Act: Grant funding must be awarded through a legally incorporated organisation. The Department may request a copy of the organisation’s certificate of incorporation before accepting a grant application;
- Acquittal of past grants: Any previous grants awarded to you by this department must be fully acquitted. Organisations that have not met previous acquittal requirements will not be eligible for funding; and
- Application form fully completed: Applications provide full details of proposed projects, including a detailed budget.
For more information, visit https://grantsnt.nt.gov.au/grants/nt-youth-week-2023