In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)

In a life threatening emergency dial Triple Zero (000)
ACT Public Hospitals

Canberra Hospital

5124 0000


Calvary Hospital

6201 6111

Mental Health

Call Mental Health Triage on

1800 629 354

(free call except from mobiles or public phones) or

6205 1065

Poisons Hotline

For a poison emergency in Australia call

131126

Drug and Alcohol Help Line

The Drug and Alcohol Help Line is available 24-hours, 7 days a week on

5124 9977

Health Protection Service

For after hours urgent public health matters including environmental health, radiation safety, food poisoning and communicable disease management phone:

(02) 6205 1700

healthdirect

24 hour health advice

1800 022 222

ACT State Emergency Service

Emergency help
during flood or storms

132 500

Youth InterACT Scholarship Guidelines


Disclaimer: In accordance with the provisions of Section 100(1) of the Electoral Act 1992, the ACT will hold a general election for the Legislative Assembly on Saturday, 17 October 2020. The caretaker period begins at 12:00am on 11 September 2020 and ends with the election of the Chief Minister on the first sitting day of the Legislative Assembly following the election. The continuation of the Youth InterACT Scholarship Grants following this general election is a decision for an incoming government. As a result, potential Youth InterACT Scholarship Grants applicants are advised that it is possible this Grants program may not proceed.

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In response to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on many young people either through loss of employment or disconnection from study, recreation and social connection, the Youth InterACT Scholarship program has been adjusted to help ensure young people remain connected and able to engage positively with learning and social engagement opportunities.

The Youth InterACT Scholarships are available to support young people to stay engaged and connected, they provide funding of up to $500 for young people to participate in an activity, event or program. This may include online mental health, self-improvement programs or skills-based learning courses and training that enhance personal or career development. This scholarship may also help cover resources, equipment and materials to stay engaged in learning and personal development.

These Scholarships are based on encouraging young people to enhance their professional and personal development through participation in various activities or events. This is central to the way in which Youth InterACT Scholarships are administered.

Scholarships will be awarded to young people who have a genuine ability and determination, but without financial assistance would struggle to attend their event or activity.

Scholarships will also be awarded to young people to enable them to remain connected and engaged.

The Youth InterACT offer scholarships to young people between the ages of 12-25 of up to $500.

Community organisation are also permitted to apply on behalf of an individual and auspice the funds on a young person’s behalf.

Please refer to the guidelines as outlined in the application for full terms and conditions of scholarship prior to applying for a scholarship.

For further information relating to Youth InterACT Scholarships please contact the Youth Engagement team on 62053064 or via email youthinteract@act.gov.au

Applications are to be forwarded to youthinteract@act.gov.au