FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants closing 15 May 2017

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

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.

Heywire engages rural youth in the national conversation, and selected regional youth converged on Canberra in February to meet with His Excellency the Governor-General, MPs including the Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce, representatives from government departments, philanthropists, business and community leaders and youth mentors to develop practical solutions to improve the lives of young people.

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 36 communities around Australia. This short video showcases how some of the ideas have been implemented to create real change.

More grants available

In 2017, FRRR and our donor partners are again offering $100,000 in seed funding to assist not-for-profit community-based organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia adopt and act on one of the seven innovative Heywire project ideas. The communities selected to pilot the programs will implement their projects in the next 12 months from September 2017.

Community groups are encouraged to apply to the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants Program to bring to life the ideas developed at the 2017 Regional Youth Summit. The seven ideas are:

  1. Need a Nanna Network (NANN) – keeping young people out of detention
  2. Dear CRIS – a pen-pal program to connect rural and international students and address racism
  3. Tech Hub in the Scrub – creating better access to technology in rural and remote Australia
  4. Ag Boom – getting more youth into agriculture
  5. One Drop – supporting people affected by substance abuse and creating resilient communities
  6. LGBTQ&A – empowering young LGBTQI+ people and creating equality

For more information (source) see >>>  FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

Image: Allef Vinicius

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