FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants – Closes 19th August 2021

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants – Closes 19th August 2021

GRANTS OPEN: FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants are now open! Thanks to our donor partners there is $175,000 available in grants to bring youth-led initiatives to life! ✌️
Not-for-profits and community groups in remote, rural and regional Australia can apply for grants up to $10,000 for projects that align with one of the five priority issues identified by young leaders:
👩‍🔬 Discover Your Future: Giving young people a chance to explore and learn more about their future career options.
🎵 Open Field Fest: Bringing music, art and people together to help create a community-run music and arts festival.
🤝 Support Squad: Training young leaders to provide support, knowledge and companionship to peers who may be struggling with a variety of challenges.
💬 The Story Link Project: Tackling discrimination through sharing diverse stories that help people within regional communities understand the impact of discriminatory language.
🌧️ Contribute to the Change: Helping young people improve their mental health knowledge and understanding, so they are confident to seek the help they need.
Learn more and apply: http://ow.ly/fhVD50FtGuC
Closing Thursday, 19 August 2021.

FRRR and our donor partners collaborate with ABC Heywire to help communities take action on the ideas generated by young Australians who attend the annual Heywire Regional Youth Summit.

This year, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the inaugural 2021 ABC Heywire Youth Ideas Lab was held in Broken Hill, NSW, where 27 young regional Australians developed five exciting ideas to champion positive change. The young people took part in a week of storytelling and leadership development to generate their ideas to make regional Australia an even better place to live.

FRRR first joined forces with the ABC in 2013 and the positive impact of the grants we’ve awarded so far is being felt in 160 rural and regional communities around Australia. This short video showcases how some of the ideas have been implemented to create real change.

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