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The Darwin Youth Activities funding is available through the Territory Families Regional Youth Services Program, which encompasses delivery and access to both after-hours core youth services and programs including school holiday activities.
The Darwin Youth Activities Grants will favourably support applications encompassing goals outlined in the Darwin Youth Action Plan which was developed in 2019 by the Darwin Local Action group. The plan defines issues and priority actions to achieve improved outcomes for all young people, especially those who are vulnerable and at risk, to empower young people, their families and wider community. Key action areas identified in this plan is the delivery of a diverse range of activities for young people to join in that is safe, fun and engaging and consistently connecting with young people to nurture and mentor positively.
The grant funding guidelines apply to applications for activities or programs to be run during
the timeframe of 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021.
All activity providers are required to comply with COVID-19 regulations current at the time of the planned activities and programs.
What can be funded
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Programs and activities targeting vulnerable, at risk young people aged 10-17 during after-hours and school holidays
will be looked at favourably.
Activities offered as a variety of or combination of the following are eligible for funding:
> Single activities and events
> A regular series of activities
> Program of activities
This funding program is directed at delivery of activities which address the social, cultural,
health, safety and developmental needs that meet the interests of young people.
Working as part of a collaboration alongside in other youth service providers and/or community groups including linkages to support for young people at risk is preferred.
What can be funded?
> Program delivery costs including material costs
> Contribution towards the provision of food
> Late night safe transport home