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Small Change Grants - Funding Round for young people

Small Change Grants 2016 - Applications are NOW OPEN

 Byron Shire Council is offering 5 small grants of up to $1000

for young people aged 12 to 25
to create and deliver programs, activities and events
for young people in the Byron Shire.

 

Projects must address one or more of the following priorities:

  1. Promote cultural diversity and multi cultural values.
  2. Promote positive mental health outcomes for the young people of the Byron Shire.
  3. Support increased positive employment opportunities and outcomes for local young people.
  4. Promote positive adolescent sexual health awareness.
  5. Promote inclusion or foster understanding of inclusiveness.
  6. Explore LGBTIQ+ themes and promote these themes to the wider community.
  7. Promote environmentally sustainable lifestyles for young people.
  8. Promote positive attitudes and images of young people with a focus on intergenerational relationships.

 

 

Small Change Grants  - 2015 APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Byron Shire Youth Council funds an annual Small Change Grants round.

Small Change Grants consist of five individual grants of up to $1,000 each, aimed at supporting projects run by young people, for young people in the Byron Shire.

Applications for the Small Change Grants Round for 2015 close 30 June 2015.

The 2015 grant priorities are:

  1. Projects that promote cultural diversity and multicultural values.

  2. Projects that promote positive and healthy vocational behaviour and positive mental health outcomes for the young people of the Byron Shire.

  3. Projects that support increased positive employment opportunities and outcomes for local young people.

  4. Projects that promote positive adolescent sexual health awareness.

  5. Projects that promote environmentally sustainable lifestyles for young people.

  6. Promoting positive attitudes and images of young people with a focus on intergenerational relationships.

    Application form: Small Change Grant Application Form 2015

2014 Successful Applicants

Which Way Festival - Youth music festival

Stand Out UpCycle Workshops - Upcycling workshops and fashion show

Try A Little BYT - Youth Mentor training for Byron Youth Theatre

Spirit of the Bay - Youth Music and cultural festival

Acquittal Forms Available here: Small Change Grant Acquittal Form 2015

Past Small Change Grants Rounds

To get an idea of what projects have been funded in the past check out the 2012 and 2013 succesful applicants.

Past successful applications have included drama, singing and fashion workshops, girl’s circles, inter-generational music groups, tree planting environmental awareness days and community celebrations.


Youth Activities Grant Round 2015 - CLOSED

Each year Council receives many requests to support projects for young people.  In 2012 Council successfully trialled a grant process (called the Youth Activities Grant) to ensure that the support provided for youth projects by Council is accessible and transparent for all community members. You may wish to see a list of past successful applicants

 


NSW Government Office of Communities - Youth

Youth Funding opportunities from the State Government and the NSW Youth Advisory Committee.


INDENT Music NSW

Youth music event funding programs.


Individuals and other organisations

Anna Wearne Memorial Trust

Provider:   The Anna Wearne Memorial Trust

Funding:   $50 - $1,000

Assists in creating opportunities for young people to reach their potential, where such potential is hampered due to disadvantage or inequality.  


Links to Learning Community Grants Program

Provider:   Department of Education & Training

Funding:   Various

Assists young people aged 12-24 who have left school early or are at risk of leaving school early, and provides them with a range of opportunities to remain in or re-enter mainstream education and training. 


Incorporated Organisations with Deductible Gift Recipient Status

IOOF Foundation Grants

Provider:   IOOF Foundation

Funding:   Various

IOOF provides grants that support Australian not-for-profit organisations working with disadvantaged families, disadvantaged children and youth, and aged care.