Youth Well Fund - Got an idea to support the health and wellbeing of young people living on the mid north coast?

Young people are the experts when it comes to their own health and wellbeing. We want to hear your ideas about what it means to be healthy and well.

The Youth Well Fund opens 1 July and closes 12 August 2021. Read the Youth Well Fund Guidelines to find out everything you need to know.

 

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If you have trouble applying via the online form, please check in with us

APPLICATION PROCESS

Before applying please read the Youth Well Fund Guidelines.

If being creative is more your thing – then please upload your video or file in the space provided within the application form. Don’t worry – it’s not a requirement to submit additional files or videos – so there’s no extra points for being creative. But if being creative is more your thing, then go for it.

If you have any questions please check in with us before you submit your application.

Applications will be shortlisted using the criteria listed in the Youth Well Fund Guidelines. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet with us to chat more about their idea (unsuccessful applicants will be notified). Don’t worry, these chats will be friendly and can be held in person or via Zoom some time between the 23 August and 3 September 2021 (we can be flexible about where and how we meet and who attends).

COME ALONG TO A ZOOM Q&A SESSION

If you are thinking about applying, then join us at one of the Zoom Q&A sessions (20 July at 10am or 22 July at 4pm) and tell us about your idea, and ask any questions you might have. We will also run through the application and review processes. We encourage you to join us, but it is not a requirement.

  • Tuesday 20 July at 10am (Zoom link will be added one week prior). 
  • Thursday 22 July at 4pm (Zoom link will be added one week prior). 
IDEAS INSPO

We are looking for ideas that could support young people’s health and wellbeing. We know that it’s a pretty broad topic. We also know that a lot of you will have no problems coming up with an idea. But we wanted to jot down a few examples for those who might need some inspo to get started:

  • A community mural
  • “Grow your own” Indigenous native food garden
  • Youth street art exhibition
  • Sewing circle
  • Story collection and video production
  • Anti-vaping awareness campaign
  • Song writing or sound production workshops
  • Sustainability and recycling project
  • Podcast program focusing on health and wellbeing topics.
WHAT IS SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CAPITAL?

In the Youth Well Fund Guidelines we mention that we are looking to fund projects that also build social and/or cultural capital.

Why does this matter? Well, its pretty powerful if projects that focus on supporting health and wellbeing can also improve things like attitudes, behaviours and how we interact with each other (social capital). Likewise, if a project that supports health and wellbeing can also build skills and knowledge in areas like art and language and emotions and all things IT (cultural capital), then these projects are having a much broader impact on those who are involved in it.  

For more info on these concepts check out the YouTube links below:

WE ARE HERE TO HELP

We are here to help you develop your project idea, budget and submit your application. This will not guarantee your application will be successful, however, we want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to apply.

  • If you need help developing your idea please check in with us 
  • Join us at one of the Zoom Q&A sessions (20 July at 10am or 22 July at 4pm). 

Contact: Amy Sawyer 

Email: mnclhd-healthycommunities@health.nsw.gov.au