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New grants to help young Canberrans InterACT with the community

The ACT Government has awarded over $24,000 in grants for young Canberrans and the organisation that support them.

Grant Recipients

As National Youth Week concludes, 19 projects involving young people aged between 12 and 25 have been awarded Youth InterACT Grants.

Recipients will receive up to $1,500 to deliver projects that support young Canberrans to actively contribute to and connect with the community.

This year’s grants were required to incorporate themes highlighted at the Social Inclusion: Thinking All Round Youth Think Tank held in August last year, including:

  • Inclusive environments and places for young people to gather
  • Addressing youthism and discrimination against young people
  • Gender, sexual diversity and inclusivity
  • Cultural cohesion through creating inclusive spaces for all

Projects receiving funding include a youth cooking competition, an event celebrating Pacific Island culture, workshops creating art from recycled materials and a social inclusion initiative for LGBTIQ youth.The diverse and innovative ideas submitted for this round of Youth InterACT Grants are a testament to the promise and potential of young Canberrans.

For more information please contact Youth InterACT at or 62072452