Youth Grants Program

 What are you looking for?


What's your idea for making a difference?

The 2017/18 Youth Grants Program has now closed.

Voice your thoughts, create your project and do it!

The Youth Grants Program encourages not-for-profit community groups, organisations and young people aged 12-25 to set up and undertake projects or activities that aim to achieve positive outcomes in local communities.


Grant categories

Grants will be offered in the following categories:


Successful grants 2016/2017
  • Concrete Sessions
    Lighthouse Youth Projects Inc. and Big Sunday Adelaide hold sessions at Oaklands Recreational Plaza on a regular basis, engaging young people in a safe and fun environment. Free food, skateboarding and BMX are all on offer with equipment provided.
    Find out more by viewing Upcoming Youth Events or the City of Marion Youth Development Facebook page.
  • MarionLIFE Youth
    A drop in space for young people aged 12-17 years - to hang out, meet new people and connect with local service providers.
    Find out more by viewing Upcoming Youth Events or the City of Marion Youth Development Facebook page.
  • Gener8 Theatre
    'Selfie’ is an immersive theatre work with an aim to activate in the City of Marion, with professional theatre maker Jamie Harding, award winning playwright Caleb Lewis, leading technologists, artists and an abundance of local youth. The youth ensemble will be open to all but also made up of youth identified as at-risk or disengaged, from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, those with disabilities or are socially isolated. At its heart, ‘Selfie’ is an examination into the personal and social rituals that bind youth to their virtual avatars and takes a searing look at the inner relationships teenagers have to social media and its central role in cyberbullying.
    Please contact Jamie on 0407 716 573 if you would like to be involved or want more information. Also checkout the Gener8 Theatre Facebook page.


Youth Grants Program Timeline

The 2017/18 Youth Development Grant Round is now closed. Applications have been assessed and are in the process of being finalised. We anticipate applicants will be advised of the outcome by the end of July or early August 2017.

  • 12 May 2017
    Applications opened for the 2017/2018 funding round for Youth Development Grants.
    New Youth Achievement grants round opened 1 July 2017 and will close end of June 2018.
  • 20 June 2017
    Applications closed for Youth Development grants.
  • June/July 2017
    Assessment of applications.
  • July 2017
    Report to council with recommended applications.
  • August 2017
    Grants provided to the community.


Grant assistance

Do you need some assistance with your application?

For more information call (08) 7420 6461 or 8375 6887


Further information

City of Marion
Youth Development Team
Phone: (08) 7420 6461 / (08) 8375 6887
Fax: 8375 6699
Post: PO Box 21, Oaklands Park SA 5046
In person: 935 Marion Road, Mitchell Park SA 5043
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