Grants announced to celebrate our young people

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Community organisations across WA will share in $78,000 funding to host events during Youth Week WA, 5-12 April 2024.
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Photo of someone skating in a skate competition in front a big crowd of young people

Image: A Youth Week WA Grant will support young people with disabilities and give students from a remote community an opportunity to take part in the Shire of Broome’s SKATE Youth Week 2024.

Thirty-six youth-focused events and activities will be held across the state to celebrate Youth Week WA 2024 thanks to $78,000 in grants from the Department of Communities.

Communities awarded up to $3,000 to each of the successful applicants as part of its Youth Week WA Grants Program, which supports community organisations and local governments to recognise the positive contributions made by young people.

Youth Week WA is an annual celebration providing people aged 10–25 years with opportunities to express ideas, raise important issues, make decisions and showcase their talents and contributions. 

'Head, Body, Heart' is the theme for this year’s Youth Week, which will be held from 5-12 April and launched in Albany on Friday 5 April.

The theme encourages young people to check in with themselves and others to ensure they can be their best for their community.

The Shire of Broome was again successful in receiving a grant to host SKATE Youth Week 2024, an extension of its 2023 skate workshops. This year, the program will involved students from the remove community of Bidyadanga, two hours south of Broome.

Other activities include employment and training opportunities, art-based Winter Wonderland, events to connect young people with local service providers and a basketball competition for youth at a remote community.

Youth Week WA also features the annual KickstART Festival, presented by Propel Youth Arts WA, with events and projects funded through Communities, Propel Youth Arts, Lotterywest and the WA Government's Youth Week grants program. 

A full list of Youth Week WA Grants Program recipients can be found on the Youth Week WA Grants Program recipients page.