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Youth grants

Girl in front of mural

This page provides information about Council-funded grants available for young people in the shire to run their own activities and projects.

Photo: QRYG recipient Daikto in front of her 'Welcome to my Home mural' in Castlemaine. The mural was designed and painted to share with the community that Jaara Jaara people are the traditional owners of this land and to welcome visitors to our town.

Quick Response Youth Grants

What is a QRYG?
Mount Alexander Shire offers young people grants of up to $1,000 for projects that improve skills, opportunities and outcomes for young people.
Grants are assessed and approved by Council's Youth Advisory Group.

Am I eligible for a QRYG?

Yes if you...
are between 12 and 25 and live, work, study or play in Mount Alexander Shire

How do I apply for a QRYG?
Young people can apply for a Quick Response Youth Grant at any time of the year.

Download the QRYG guidelines and application form below.

For support with developing your ideas and submitting your application, please contact Shannon Lacy, Youth Development Officer on 5471 1826 or by email on youth@mountalexander.vic.gov.au

Good luck with your application!


Bethany Robertson

Bethany Robertson applied for a $1000 QRYG to support the publishing of a small magazine – Regrowth Zine, to share her personal struggle and recovery from chronic illness and mental illness.

This was a very positive and successful project for Bethany and the other young people involved in the production of the magazine. Bethany's story was featured in an article in the Bendigo Advertiser in September 2016 titled "Fighting back from fatigue" which details Bethany's journey and recovery.

Key outcomes of Bethany's project are:

-Promoting positive engagement between community and young people by spreading awareness to the community
-Increased community recognition of the skills and ability of young people through the distribution of Regrowth and subsequent media attention
-Provided a creative outlet /opportunity to improve skills for young people who were involved in the publication
-Encouraged positive behaviours in young people by promoting services available for addressing chronic illness and talking about mental health

You can download a copy at the Regrowth Zine website www.regrowthzine.com

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