*** Applications for LyriK Projects, Round 21, 2016 are now CLOSED ***
Please take the time to read through the information below and start thinking about the project that you may want to implement.
The LyriK Program has been offering Project Grants to young people or organisations working with groups of young people since 2009.
The aim of the LyriK Projects is to provide development opportunities for young people whilst creating a community impact that promotes a positive youth culture in the City of Kwinana.
Since the initiatives’ inception in 2009, the concept has now evolved to focus on providing opportunities for the community to work with young people to address one of four key themes identified through the City of Kwinana Youth Plan 2014 – 2017. These themes are:
• Awareness & Acceptance of Others
• Safe Living
• Emothional & Social Well-Being
• Environmental Care & Sustainability
Projects can be a series of ongoing activities and opportunities or a one off event that addresses one of the above themes.
Please note – The current round of LyriK Project Grants are for implementation of a project starting from 1st July 2016.
The criteria of the project are intentionally broad and reflect the main objectives of LyriK.
A. The Project focuses on addressing one of the four identified themes
B. Inclusion of young residents of Kwinana (10-18 years old)
C. The outcome of the project benefits the Kwinana Community
Aims and objectives of a LyriK Project:
The primary aims of LyriK Projects contribute to the following overall aims of LyriK:
- Encourage young people to take on more responsibility and show initiative
- Increase the involvement of young people from all backgrounds in a wide variety of organised social and community activities
- Provide opportunities for integrating young people with positive role models and mentors
- Encourage young people to make healthy lifestyle choices and become involved in activities that are designed to improve community safety
- Enable a positive transition from school to further training and work
Up to $5,000 for 2 Projects will be made available each financial year. Additional external funding can be sourced to assist with the implementation of a project if required.
LyriK Projects will fall in line with the LyriK Awards process and deadlines. This will equate to one funding round per year. The purpose of the funding is to encourage the wider community to work with young people in addressing one of the identified themes through a significant project. Additional external funding can be sourced to assist with the implementation of a project if required.
8th February 2016 – Applications Open
6 May 2016 – Applications Close
1 June 2016 – Project Recipients announced at LyriK Awards Ceremony
1st July 2016 – Projects begin implementation