Call for Proposals for Youth Grants Program in Australia closing date 19 April 2021

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  • Eligible Country: Serbia
  • Closing Date: 18 April 2021
  • Categories of Organisations: All organisations 
  • Opportunity Type: Call for proposal
  • Submit Application: Online
  • Inviting Company/Donor: The Embassy of the Netherlands
  • Website for Application and information:  Click Here 

Description

The Toowomba region is accepting applications for its Oakey Youth Grants Program to deliver positive mental health outcomes for young people in Oakey, they are proud to support community-led projects through an Oakey Youth Grants Program.

Program objectives

To deliver positive mental health outcomes for Oakey’s young people, we have been delivering a number of programs, collectively referred to as the Oakey Youth Project – including engagement, mentoring, skill development and other mental health and social well-being programs. Many of these programs have been designed from the outset to be community-led and build the capacity of both young people and the wider Oakey community. The Oakey Youth Grants Program exists to ‘strengthen the things that remain’. It principally aims to:

  • Empower community organizations to provide programs, activities and events which support the mental health, resilience and social well-being of young people aged 12–24 who live, work or study in Oakey.
  • The program also aims to:
    • recognize the contributions young people and community organizations make to the enrichment of the Oakey district
    • create opportunities for young people to connect and participate in the community, and support their access to a range of arts, cultural, sporting and active recreation opportunities
    • empower young people to take active roles in the development of the community, create platforms for youth mentoring and community connection and foster young people’s knowledge, confidence and skills
    • support young people’s improved access to programs and services to meet their social, economic and mental health needs
    • foster collaboration between community organizations to deliver positive mental health outcomes for young people
    • support equity, diversity and inclusion in partnership with young people from marginalized backgrounds, including young women, young people living with disabilities, LGBTQI+ young people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and culturally and linguistically diverse young people

Eligible community groups and organizations can seek support to deliver a range of local programs, activities or events that contribute to the mental health of Oakey’s young people.

Funding Information

Grants of up to $5,000 are now available.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Organizations can apply under the Oakey Youth Grants Program if they:
    • are an eligible community organization registered as a not-for-profit entity
    • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
    • operate or provide services within the Oakey community.
  • Individuals and community groups may apply under the auspices of an eligible community organization.
  • Public and private educational institutions (including primary, secondary, tertiary, Parents & Citizens, and Parents & Friends Associations) may apply to fund projects which do not form part of their core business and demonstrate broader community benefit.
Who can’t apply?
The following groups can’t apply:
  • for-profit companies, trusts and other organizations
  • government organizations, semi-government organizations and statutory authorities
  • unions and student guilds
  • research foundations
  • professional associations
  • an organization that has been granted approval for support through another Toowoomba Regional Council funding program for the same project
  • Organizations that have previously defaulted on the conditions of funding.
Eligible Projects
A wide range of support will be considered on its merits and benefit to Oakey’s young people. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to:
  • Programs, activities, or events which support the program objectives.
  • Projects which target issues impacting young people in Oakey.
  • Projects which engage young people in planning, delivery, and evaluation.
  • Projects which provide arts, cultural, sporting, and active recreation opportunities for young people.

Example projects include community events, workshops, or education; complimentary and lifestyle interventions delivered in groups settings (e.g. exercise, relaxation, or mindfulness classes); or up skilling of community members to assist with mental health first aid or suicide awareness, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • Support the mental health, resilience, and social well-being of program participants.
  • Align with relevant observances or days of celebration, such as Queensland Mental Health Week.
  • Facilitate deliverable outcomes for the young people of Oakey.
  • Are youth-led or youth-driven programs, activities, or events.
  • Demonstrate self-help, commitment, and future sustainability.
  • Are not duplicating existing programs, activities, or events.
Ineligible Projects
Oakey Youth Grants will not fund:
  • Projects that do not target young people aged 12–24.
  • Loan or other debt repayments.
  • Projects already started or completed.
  • Recurrent administration and running costs, such as:
  • Regular wages.
  • Regular office expenses.
  • Projects with a commercial purpose.
  • Projects already funded by other Toowoomba Regional Council grant programs.
  • Infrastructure and/or building costs.
  • Prize money, trophies, raffle prizes, or fundraising.
  • Important Dates
    Post Date – 16-Mar-2021
    Deadline Date – 19-Apr-2021
    Donor Name
    Toowomba region
    Grant Size
    $1000 to $10,000
    Category
    Grant
    Reference URL
    https://www.tr.qld.gov.au/community-business/grants-funding/apply-by-category/14717-oakey-youth-grants
    Health
    Youth & Adolescents

For more information, visit Toowomba region.

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