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Celebrating our youth – $2500 grants available for projects in Byron Shire

Byron Shire Council is proud of the creativity and passion of its young people and is pleased to be offering two grants of $2500 for youth-related projects.

Rochelle Barclay, Community Project Officer at Byron Shire Council, said the Small Change grants are aimed at supporting projects by young people for young people.

“The concept behind these grants is that young people know what young people want and this money can be used directly for projects that will be well received by those in the 15-25 year age group,” Ms Barclay said.

“The 2016 census found that young people make up approximately 20 percent of our population and Byron Shire Council is keen to show our youth that we value them and their ideas,” she said.

“We are looking forward to receiving some exciting applications for projects, workshop programs, activities and events that promote a positive image of young people,” Ms Barclay said.

Applications for the Small Change grants must address one or more of the themes in Byron Shire Council’s Community Strategic Plan:

  • Environment
  • Society and Culture
  • Economy
  • Community Infrastructure
  • Corporate Management

The closing date for applications is 9 October 2017.  

For more information call Rochelle Barclay on 6626 7000 or go to:


Media contact:

Media Communication Officer
Byron Shire Council
Ph: 02 6626 7320

Byron Shire is located at Australia's eastern-most point with a population of almost 29,000. It is a thriving community where residents and visitors live, work and play in a sustainable environment and where Council strives to deliver the highest standard of local government services and infrastructure.