Council grants help local groups run Youth Week events

Redland City Council has provided funding to help four local not-for-profit youth organisations run free events during Queensland Youth Week (1-11 April 2022).

Mayor Karen Williams said Council was pleased to support the organisations through Redlands Coast Youth Week Grants of up to $1500.

“Council recognises that young people make a significant contribution to our city and we are committed to ensuring they have safe spaces to meet, things to do and that they feel connected to their community.

“These grants, which Council is offering for the second year, recognise the great work our local organisations do in supporting our young people and will help them to deliver a free event or activity during Queensland Youth Week.

“We are pleased with the range of activities being held, from paint and sip events to a movie night, skate park jam and an outdoor event with an obstacle course.”

The successful Redlands Coast Youth Week Grant recipients and their funded activities are:

  • Redland Community Centre in Capalaba is running two paint and sip (Cocoa and Canvas) events for young people aged 18-25 years on 7 and 8 April.
  • YMCA is holding a Skate Park Jam at Cascade Gardens skate park in Victoria Point on 6 April and an Amplify Jam Night at the LINK (YMCA Vocational School) on 8 April, aimed at young people aged 15-25 years.
  • Redlands PCYC in partnership with the Queensland Police Service will be running a pizza and movie night on the Dunwich State School oval on 6 April.
  • The Cage Youth Foundation at Redland Bay will hold a fun day on 5 April for those aged 12-18, with soccer darts, an obstacle course, grab the flag nerf game and an art space activity.

All events are free. For more information, contact the organisations direct.