National Youth Week (NYW) 2014 funding for local events or activities.
NYW dates and theme for 2014 – NYW will be held from 4 to 13 April 2014 with the theme of ‘Our Voice. Our Impact.’
1. Local Youth Week initiatives:
- are coordinated by a committee of young people, and that in establishing the committee, organisations consult widely with young people via schools, TAFE colleges, universities, youth organisations, training and employment agencies, religious and ethnic organisations and other relevant community groups
- provide young people aged 12 – 25 with an opportunity to express their views and act on issues that impact on their lives at a local level
- raise the issues and concerns of young people, and develop strategies to address them
- increase the community’s awareness of young people and the issues which are important to them
- highlight young people’s contributions to the community
2. Young people are involved in the planning, co-ordination and implementation of local Youth Week programs and activities
3. Particular effort is made to include young people who may be disadvantaged in the community. These young people may include young Aboriginal and young Torres Strait Islander people, young people with disabilities, young parents, young people who are geographically isolated, young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, young people disadvantaged by their socio-economic circumstances, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people, young people who have left school early or are at risk of leaving school early, young women, young offenders
4. All activities take place during Youth Week 2014 (from Friday 4 April to Sunday 13 April 2014).
5. The Youth Week grant is not used for:
- events or activities on which the funds have already been spent (e.g. retrospective funding, budget deficits)
- contributions to an organisation’s general operating expenses
- arrangements or commitments which are incompatible or inconsistent with the aim of Youth Week
6. Any unexpended funds remaining from allocations for Youth Week are returned to council by 16th May 2014.
7. Neither the State of NSW, council nor any of its employees, contractors or representatives will be responsible or liable for any loss, damage or claim suffered or made by any person which arises out of, or is in connection with, any Youth Week activities which are organised, coordinated or funded by the funding recipient.
8. Applications for funding are received by 24th January, 2014.
9. Organisations provide Council’s Youth Development Officer with a report on its 2014 Youth Week event/activity by 16th May 2014.
10. Funds cannot be released for events/activities until they have been delivered – an invoice must be forwarded to council to receive funds.