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Grants celebrate youth

Last updated: 18/04/2016 11:34 PM
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​From Esperance to the Kimberley, 73 organisations will share in $71,000 in grants to deliver National Youth Week events in 2016. 

The grants will support a range of events including a colour run and music festival in Katanning, underground roller disco in Murray, youth mental health event at Curtin University and drug awareness evening in Westonia. 

The Department of Local Government and Communities (DLGC) provides $40,000 towards National Youth Week grants, with the remainder funded by the Commonwealth Department of Education. The grants will also support the opening event to be held in Broome on 8 April.

National Youth Week in WA is presented by Propel Youth Arts in partnership DLGC. This year, the week runs from 8-17 April.

Activities and events held during the week will be developed and managed by young people through the National Youth Week planning committee. The National Youth Week theme is 'spark'.

More than 100 events are expected to take place throughout Western Australia.