National Youth Week 2013 Grants Program open Mon 29 October 2012 Cassy O'Connor Minister for Community Development The Minister for Community Development, Cassy O'Connor, today said funding was available to schools, community groups and councils keen to run exciting and innovative events during National Youth Week 2013. "National Youth Week recognises and celebrates the contribution that young people make to their communities" Ms O'Connor said. "Applications are now being accepted for National Youth Week grants and I encourage councils, non-government organisations and schools to work with young people in their communities to design a project, event or activity and apply for funding." Three types of NYW grants are available: community grants of up to $2 000 for standard events or up to $5 000 for regional events; youthbeyondblue grants of up to $3 000 for individual organisations or up to $7 000 for events organised by multiple partners; and school grants of $300. "National Youth Week is for young people, by young people," Ms O'Connor said. "Young people must be involved in the planning and development of the NYW projects, events and activities and getting involved can be an empowering experience for them." Almost 14 000 young Tasmanians across the State participated in over 75 events funded by NYW grants during National Youth Week 2012. National Youth Week 2013 will be held from 5 to 14 April 2013. Funding for National Youth Week in Tasmania is provided by the Tasmanian Government, the Australian Government and through a partnership agreement with beyondblue: the national depression initiative. Applications for the three grant types close on Friday 9 November 2012. Eligibility varies between the grant types. The Guidelines and Application pack and further information is available at www.dpac.tas.gov.au/nationalyouthweek or call the Department of Premier and Cabinet's Community Development Division on 6232 7109.