Canberra youth projects receive $20,000 in ACT Youth Week Grants

Released 07/02/2019

Fifteen organisations and individuals have received funding under the 2019 ACT Youth Week Grants. The grants are available to young people aged 12 – 25 who will lead and participate in activities engaging other young people during ACT Youth Week.

Youth Week is an opportunity for young people to share ideas, attend live events, have their voices heard on issues of concern to them, showcase their talents, celebrate their contribution to the community, and simply have fun.

This year’s recipients are:

  • Celebration of African Australians ACT Incorporated - African Youth Talent Night
  • Caterina Sullivan - Creating Passionate Change makers Workshop
  • Hawker College - Hawker Movie Night
  • Canberra College - Youth community art photography project
  • Namadgi School - Youth Week at Namadgi
  • Dickson College - Youth Week Expo and BBQ and Bubble Soccer
  • Hindu Temple and Cultural Centre of ACT - Connecting Youth with the wider community
  • Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Canberra and District Branch - Young Dancers Ceilidh
  • YWCA Canberra - Humans of Tuggeranong
  • Belconnen Community Service - Belco's Got Talent and Live Art
  • Canberra Oceania Community Alliance - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
  • AIDS Action Council of the ACT - Encampment 2019 Camp
  • Woden Community Service - Sunset Festival
  • Lyneham High School - Dance meet for Youth Week
  • Fatima Ahmed - STEAM Event

I am proud that in the ACT we have a great tradition of celebrating young people and recognising the many positive ways young Canberrans are involved in our community.

Quotes attributable to Philippa Moss, Executive Director of AIDS Action Council:

“ACT Youth Week Grants play an important role in helping the Council deliver important community programs like Encampment. The financial assistance provided helps remove barriers for participation by ensuring that young people can participate irrespective of their financial circumstances.”

“Encampment provides a brave, supportive and non-judgemental space for LGBTIQ young people to express themselves and connect with other young people and their community. As part of the overnight camp, peer mentors and specialist facilitators deliver fun, interactive workshops that explore identity, self-care and resilience with Encampment participants.”

Quote attributable to Ciara Duggan, Youth Programs Team Leader of YWCA Canberra:

“The YWCA Canberra Youth Engagement Team is again excited to collaborate and celebrate young people for National Youth Week 2019.”

ACT Youth Week kicks off on 12 April 2019. For more information, visit:

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