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Youth Youth

Fraser Coast Regional Council recognises that young people make invaluable contributions to our region and play a vital role to community life.
 
Census data from 2011 indicates that there were approximately 16,500 young people between the ages of 12 and 25 living in the Fraser Coast region, representing over 17 per cent of the total population.
 
To support our young people Council is committed to working in partnership with youth and community organisations to provide strategic advice and capacity building that encourages young people's participation in the community.
 
Young people make significant contributions to our region through numerous areas, from performing arts, culture, sport, business and science to community and civic duties.
 
Council actively supports youth involvement in civic life through the Fraser Coast Youth Ambassadors and also supports the recognition of youth achievements through the Youth Mayoral Congratulatory Letter.
 

There are a number of great services and organisations within the Fraser Coast region that can be accessed through the Fraser Coast Youth Services Information directory.

Initiatives

The Youth and Community Development Team also facilitated the following initiatives

  • Youth and Community Development Grants
  • Little Lime Book publication
  • Fraser Coast Ambassadors
  • Fraser Coast Mayoral Youth Brunch
  • Fraser Coast Youth Leadership Forum
  • Fraser Coast School Leavers Manual
  • Youth Strategy 2015 - 2019 coordination
  • Seniors Mayoral Morning Tea facilitation
  • Annual Disability Achivements Awards
  • Fraser Coast Community Services Expo
  • Fraser Coast Volunteers Expo
  • NAIDCOC flag raising events
  • Adminstration of the Youth Mayoral Congratulatory Letter
  • Administration of the Volunteer Achievement Letter

The youth and community development team makes a significant contribution to the resilience, wellbeing and spirit of communities on the Fraser Coast by working with community leaders to strategically plan, develop and strengthen community partnerships and investment.

Youth and Community Development Grant

The Youth and Community Development Grants – Open all year round. 

The Fraser Coast Regional Council’s Youth and Community Development Support Scheme aims to provide assistance to non-profit community organisations working to improve the quality of life of Fraser Coast residents, to achieve growth and development and make positive contributions to community life.  

The intent of Council’s Youth and Community Development Support Scheme Program is to assist in building community capacity to meet and respond to the Community’s aspirations.  

Project / events held within the following dates are strongly encouraged: 

  • National Volunteer Week 
  • National Youth Week  
  • National Reconciliation Week
  • NAIDOC Week 
  • Under 8s Week
  • Children’s Week
  • Mental Health Week 
  • Disability Action Week
  • Seniors Week    

You are welcome to submit a proposal for a different type of project or one that falls outside these weeks that meets the guidelines.

Youth and Community Development Scheme Application Form & Guidelines

Contact us

For further information, please contact Youth & Community Development Officer on 1300 79 49 29.


The Fraser Coast Regional Council Youth and Community Development team acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the original inhabitants of Australia. 
We pay our respect to the Elders of this land; past, present and future.

Last updated 10/04/2017