Posted on November 23, 2022
The younger generations of Lake Mac are ready to shine next April when Youth Week 2023 erupts across the city.
Applications are now open for grants of up to $1,000 for events and activities during the annual National Youth Celebration, to be held April 20-30, 2023.
Lake Macquarie Town Council, Youth and Safer Communities Community Planner Tony Ellitt said the funding was available to any incorporated non-profit organization organizing Youth Week activities or events within of the municipality aimed at young people aged 12 to 24.
“Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to speak out, raise their voices and take action on the issues facing their generation,” he said.
“It is important that youth across Lake Mac have an outlet to create and engage in events and activations that represent their ideas, aspirations and values. »
Applications that seek to produce social and cultural outcomes for youth in the community – consistent with the goals and actions of Council Youth Strategy – will be more likely to receive funding.
Grants have been offered for a variety of events in the past, including skating festivals, theater workshops, fitness activities and more.
“We want engagement from all young people and people thinking outside the box when it comes to the activities they offer,” Ellitt said.
Grant applications can be submitted online at lakemac.com.au before 5 p.m. on Friday, December 16.
A grants committee will meet in early 2023 to review applications, with funding recommendations to be submitted to the Board around February.