Youth Week

To be eligible for a Youth Week grant, an applicant or event/activity must meet all of the criteria set out in Part C, Section 7 Eligibility Criteria in attached Youth Week Grant Policy.

Aim of Youth Week

National Youth Week celebrates young people and their contribution to their local communities. It is now the largest annual youth participation event in Australia. Youth Week is a week to celebrate young people and provide them with opportunities to express their views and act on issues that affect their lives.


The aim of Youth Week is achieved through young people’s active involvement in the coordination of activities which:
  • Raise the issues, ideas and concerns of young people
  • Develop strategies to address the issues important to young people
  • Increase the communities awareness of young people and the issues that are important to them
  • Highlight young people’s contributions to the community.

Council will not fund applications for

  • Individuals or government agencies
  • Activities where funds have already been spent (e.g. retrospective funding, budget deficits)
  • Travel, staff wages and private expenses
  • Activities coordinated by any registered political party, or for the benefit of any political candidate
  • Contributions to an organisation’s general operating expenses
  • Purchases or expenses related to privately owned items
  • Furniture or fittings/improvements to major fixed infrastructure
  • Arrangements or commitments which are incompatible or inconsistent with the aims and objectives of National Youth Week.

Complete on-line form by Friday 9 February 2018

Your details
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Selection Criteria
What is the proposed date of your event / activity?
Briefly describe your event/activity and how it meets the Youth Week objectives (Visit for more information on objectives).
How are you involving young people in the (a) planning (b) implementation and (c) evaluation of your event / activity?
How will you engage Newcastle Youth Council members in your event / activity?
How do you plan to market your event / activity?
Is the location publicly or privately owned? (if privately owned, the location needs to be publicly accessible at all times).
If not Council owned, do you have the owner’s permission? Please provide owners details and attach evidence of permission.
Is the applicant required to undertake Working With Children Checks? If yes, provide confirmation of the applicant’s compliance. If no, provide details explaining why the applicant is not required to undertake working with children checks.
Incorporated association:

Please confirm your organisation is an incorporated association or if this grant is auspiced by an incorporated organisation.
Grant Request
How much are you seeking from Council up to $1,000 (incl GST).
Project Planning
Task / item and steps to make your project happen Cost of items and where funding is coming from Estimated value of donated materials or services and who is providing (in-kind)
  Grant $ Other $ Council $ Other $
Ensure the event is carried out in accordance with the Youth Week Grant Policy and this application form, including obtaining all permissions and approvals required as well as ensuring the health and safety of all involved in the event. Please attach a Certificate of Currency as evidence of current Public Liability Insurance. Note Newcastle City Council as an interested party on Certificate of Currency.


Privacy Statement

Newcastle City Council is committed to protecting your privacy. We take reasonable steps to comply with relevant legislation and policies. Purpose:  Council will use your information to contact you in relation to your Youth Week proposal. Intended recipients: The information will be used by the Newcastle Youth Council and other Council Officers that may need to contact you in relation to your Youth Week event/activity. Storage and security: Your proposal will be stored in an electronic records management system and will only be available to Council Officers.