Central Coast Council Youth Week 2017 Grant

Youth Week celebrates young people and their contribution to their local communities. It is now the largest annual youth participation event in Australia, providing young people with an opportunity to express their views and act on issues that affect their lives.


Central Coast Council is now seeking applications for funding from community groups and organisations to provide Youth Week activities and events across the Central Coast during Youth Week, from 1 to 9 April 2017.

To qualify for funding, the event or activity must be based within the Central Coast Local Government Area, be aimed at people aged 12-25 years, and have young people involved in the planning, coordinating and implementing local Youth Week programs and activities.

Total funding available is $6000. Applications must be between $200 and $1000.

Applications close at 5pm Friday 27 January 2017.


1. Who Can Apply?

1.1 Community and not-for-profit groups/organisations with the capacity to organise and host youth focused events and activities.

1.2 Applicants must be located or operate within the Central Coast Local Government Area or be able to demonstrate how the proposal will serve the Central Coast community.

1.3 Events/activities must be held within the Central Coast Local Government Area

1.4 Applications should include a degree of self-financing or in-kind contribution.

1.5 Only one application, per group or individual, per financial year, may be successful in obtaining funding across any of Central Coast Council’s grant funding programs unless approved by Central Coast Council or the Chief Executive Officer due to the public benefit that arises.

2. What can you apply for?

2.1 Between $200 and $1000 to run events or activities that occur during Youth Week 2017.

2.2 Events or activities that fit the Youth Week 2017 theme.

2.3 Events or activities that have young people aged 12-25 years involved in the planning, co-ordination,

Implementation and enjoyment of the event/activity.

2.4 Events/activities that involve all young people aged 12-25 years particularly:

  • Young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Young people with disabilities
  • Young people that are geographically isolated
  • Young people from non-English speaking backgrounds
  • Young people disadvantaged by their socioeconomic background
  • Young people at risk of leaving school early
  • Young offenders
  • Young gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people 

2.5 Applications for funding for the following are ineligible:

  • Existing events or activities.
  • Events or activities on which the funds have already been spent (e.g. retrospective funding, budget deficits).
  • Events or activities primarily for people outside of 12-25 years of age. 
  • Events or activities currently being funded through other means.
  • Events or activities which are incompatible or inconsistent with the aim of Youth Week.
  • Events or activities held outside the Central Coast Local Government Area.
  • Applicants who have previously obtained funding from Central Coast Council or the former Gosford City Council or Wyong Shire Council, under any of the ​council’s grant programs, and have not acceptably acquitted all allocated funds by the acquittal’s due date, will not be considered for funding.
  • Applicants who have an outstanding debt to Central Coast Council, or the former Gosford city Council or Wyong Shire Council.

2.6 General conditions:

  • Applications must be online and are unable to be accepted after the due date.
  • All applications ​must include all requested supporting material.

3. Assessment

3.1 Applicants will be assessed on the application for funding, conditions of funding, and eligibility.

Central Coast Council may elect to fund none, some, or all of the eligible applications according to the funding available. The Central Coast Councils decision is final.

4. Conditions of Funding

4.1 Applicants will be advised in writing of the outcome of their application.

4.2 Unspent funds must be returned to Central Coast Council and an acquittal provided to Central Coast Council within four weeks of the conclusion of the event/activity.

4.3 Where requested, willingness by the successful applicant to have Central Coast Council promotional material or information stall (at no cost) at an event/activity. In addition Central Coast Council reserves the right to receive the following:

  • Joint media release opportunities
  • Opportunity for the Central Coast Council administrator to speak at one occasion eg opening
  • A number of tickets for occasion/event

4.4 Acknowledgement in all produced materials (banners, signs, fliers, newsletters, emails etc) of the cosponsors of the project: NSW Youth Week and Central Coast Council. Central Coast Council logo should be used together with the text 'proudly supported by Central Coast Council’.

4.5 The event/activity must take place in the Central Coast Local Government Area between 1 and 9 April 2011 inclusive and all funds expended by Thursday 13 April 2017.

4.6 Successful applicants must supply a copy of their Public Liability Insurance (Certificate of Currency) as part of this application.

4.7 An evaluation and acquittal of the project must be submitted to Council by Friday 5 May 2017 at 5pm. An evaluation template will be available on the smartygrants website for successful applicants.

4.8 Central Coast Council funds may only be used as agreed with Central Coast Council and may not be diverted to another project or purpose.

How to apply

You will need to submit an Central Coast Council Youth Week 2017 application form. 

Applications close on Friday 27 January 2017 at 5:00pm.

More information

Any questions or concerns should be directed to Steve Knee, Team Leader Youth Centres, on 4304 7104 or email

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