Do you need $$$’s to get an idea going?

The Youth Participation Grants Program is now running into its third year. Having been initially set up as a pilot program targeting only 4 regions in NSW in 2007, the grants program was expanded to cover the entire state last year.

Over the past few years, YAPA has been fortunate enough to help fund an extremely diverse range of projects which were all set up and run by young people. Some of the highlights from last year include the establishment of a youth space in the Corowa Shire, the opening of a late night café for young people in Dubbo, a series of dance workshops in Wollongong, a festival of plays in Fairfield, and a massive break dance competition in Bankstown.

These examples, plus all of the other projects that have been run so far, clearly demonstrate that when it comes to putting on fun and interesting stuff for young people, it’s often young people themselves who know what’s best. The possibilities for the types of projects that may be funded are limited only by the imagination of young people and their dedication to seeing it through.

So if you, or a group of young people that you know, have some great ideas for a project in your community, then why not check out our website: for more information about how you can apply for a grant.
The closing date for this year’s funding round is 24 April 2009.
Information from the YAPA newsletter
posted by Louise McMorland, Youth Librarian, Manly Library

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