ABC Heywire and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) have partnered to offer $10,000 in seed funding to community organisations interested in implementing one of the seven innovative 2018 Heywire Ideas developed by 55 young people at the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra.
Funds are available to implement or pilot one of the seven 2018 Heywire ideas, which are:
- HOPE- is a mental health program that aims to make schools a more supportive place to talk about mental health.
- Connecting to Country – is a festival celebrating Indigenous culture through food, dance, music and stories.
- Step Up – is a street party where local organisations celebrate, helping young people to engage with the community.
- Yeah the Boys (YTB) – will reduce the number of boys using drugs through a club where young men can develop themselves in a safe environment.
- MediFriends – will bring medical professionals and the community together in an informal setting to discuss healthcare and deal with Australia’s ‘she’ll be right’ culture.
- Taking Control – is a series of workshops hosted on Valentine’s day to teach young people about healthy and unhealthy relationships.
- Bridging AgriCulture – enables young migrants to undertake work experience on a farm and share their culture with the famers.
Community organisations are invited to apply for grants of up to $10,000 from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to make these ideas a reality.
The communities selected to pilot the programs will implement their projects in the next 12 months from September 2018.
Applications close 14 May 2018.
RDA Central West can help community groups to develop projects on 02 6369 1600, or for assistance with developing applications contact the FRRR Heywire Program Manager on 1800 170 020.