NON-PROFIT, individuals and businesses with a keen interest in keeping at-risk young people out of trouble have until Tuesday, 3 May to apply for a share in the Community Partnership Innovation Grant scheme.
One-off grants of up to $250,000 are available to develop projects focused on young people who are, or could become, high-risk offenders.
Not-for-profit groups, the social services and health sectors; Aboriginal and Torres Islander Elders and community-controlled organisations; businesses, social enterprises and academics are encouraged to apply for a share of $1.4 million in funding.
Minister for Children and Youth Justice, Leanne Linard, said the initiative encourages the wider community to play a part in reducing anti-social behaviours and helping young people contribute positively to the community.
“We know local communities are often best placed to find solutions, based on their direct experiences and knowledge,” Ms Linard said.
“This is why we’re inviting applicants to design and deliver short-term or one-off projects that are evidence-based with priority given to the Brisbane, Logan, Cairns, Townsville, Moreton Bay, Ipswich and Gold Coast areas.
“We want to hear how the grants could potentially support projects that are already working or new ideas that will reduce youth offending.
“And we urge people interested not to miss out but to get their applications in by next week’s deadline.”
Applications can be submitted until noon, 3 May 2022 through Smarty Grants at https://yj.smartygrants.com.au/yjcommunitypartnershipgrant
More information can be found at https://www.cyjma.qld.gov.au/about-us/our-department/funding-grants-investment/community-partnership-innovation-grants.