Supporting events, activities, and programs by young people for young people, the Youth InterACT grants offer up to $1,500 and are available to people aged 12 to 25.
A project providing peer support to young refugees and asylum seekers, another staging aBMX competition and a third for a mini-music festival for young people with disability were among the ideas funded by 2013 Youth InterACT grants.
Minister for Disability, Children and Young People Joy Burch said the array of projects suggested by young people demonstrated a strong awareness of social issues and a commitment to building a connected community.
“These projects between them capture compassion, adventure and creativity,” Ms Burch said.
“As a community we should be supporting young people to lead projects that have a positive impact on those around them and the Youth InterACT Grants do exactly that.”
The full list of 2013 grant recipients has been released, and there are some pretty great ideas getting supported.