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Youth in Marion

The City of Marion is committed to working with young people and the community to make the region a positive and inclusive place for young people to live, work, play and connect.

We celebrate diversity and individually and ensure all projects, events, grants and partnerships are inclusive for all young people including people of various gender, age, sexuality, cultural backgrounds, religious beliefs and those living with disability.

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Share your passion and win!

Passion Projects is back! Since we've begun lockdown again we thought it would be perfectly timing to see and share what young people in our city are passionate about! Channel that creativity and win!

Show us what you are doing to stay passionate and you could win $500 cash!

What you need to do is share your passion with us by emailing your name, age and why you're passionate about it to or via Don't forget to include a photo or video!

It could be anything!!! Passionate about your sourdough starter? Send us a pic! Passionate about film? Make us one! Passionate about plants? Let's see your setup!

*You must be aged 12 - 25 to enter and work, live or play in the City of Marion. All entries will be judged by the City of Marion Youth Collective Committee. Entries close on the 2nd of August 2021*

Youth Development Grants

The Youth Development Grants are designed to support eligible groups and organisations to deliver exciting, well-managed and relevant activities and programs whilst strengthening connections for young people 12-25 years in our community.

The grants can assist youth organisations and services to identify projects that they feel meet a local need, utilising their experience, expertise and existing connections in the City of Marion. The Youth Development Grants will contribute to providing positive opportunities in a strong, connected and inclusive community.

Voice It Create it Do it.

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Youth Achievement Grants

The Youth Achievement Grants are now open! All young people 24 years and under are eligible to apply.

What is the Youth Achievement Grants Program?

The purpose of the Youth Achievement Grants is to encourage young people who have achieved outstanding results in their chosen field. The aim of the grants program is to award financial assistance to support young people achieving their individual goals. Grants are available for young people who are residents of the City of Marion, under the following categories but not limited to: Education and Academic Performance ,Youth Leadership eg: Youth Parliament, Youth Forums, The Arts eg: Creative, Visual and Performing, Sport and Recreation eg: State and National Competitions, Community and Culture, Technology and Innovation, Environmental Sustainability.

We’ve recently doubled the funding available and applicants are eligible for

$200 - state level representation or equivalent in your chosen field

$400 - national level representation or equivalent in your chosen field

Find out more - Grants, donations and sponsorship

Urgent Assistance

If you need urgent assistance or support, call a crisis service now using the below phone numbers. The below websites can also provide great information and support.

Crisis service phone numbers

  • Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
  • Life Line; 131 114
  • Crisis Care: 131 161
  • Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
  • Alcohol and Drug Information Service (ADIS): 1300 131 340
  • South Australian Police (SAPOL) - Emergency: 000
  • South Australian Police (SAPOL) - Assistance Line: 131 444

 Useful websites

Youth Policies