Tuesday, January 27, 2015


The Youth Coalition is the peak youth affairs body in the Australian Capital Territory and is responsible for representing the interests of people aged between 12 and 25 years of age, and those who work with them.

ACT National Youth Week 2015 Grants

The Youth Coalition of the ACT, in partnership with the Australian and ACT Governments, is pleased to invite schools to apply for a National Youth Week 2015 School Grant.

National Youth Week is Australia’s annual celebration of young people aged 12 – 25 and the contribution they make to the community. National Youth Week 2015 will be held from 10 – 19 April. This year’s theme is ‘It Starts With Us.’

As part of this year’s National Youth Week, ACT high schools and colleges are eligible to apply for a $350 automatic school grant to help fund an event or activity for young people in their school community. Click here to complete an application for a National Youth Week School Grant.

Youth-lead or youth-focused organisations and young people can also apply for a grant of up to $1500. Click here to complete an application for a National Youth Week Grant.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 19 February 2015.

Youth Coalition Submission to the ACT Budget 2015-16

The Youth Coalition recently responded to the ACT Treasurer's request for input into the ACT Budget for 2015-16. Click here to read our submission.

Annual Report 2013-14

The Youth Coalition's AGM was held on Thursday 16 October 2014. Our Annual Report for 2013-14 can be found here.

Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 YOGIE Awards!

The Youth Coalition of the ACT and the ACT Government Community Services Directorate hosted the annual Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards and the youth sector YOGIE awards on Friday 5 December. Mick Gentleman MLA, the Minister for Children and Young People, presented the winners of the YOGIES with their awards.

Click here to view the list of winners.

Youth Coalition Membership

The Youth Coalition is a membership-based organisation. Our members include young people, youth workers, service providers, youth programs, mutual support and self-help groups, as well as other interested individuals. Membership is open to organisations and individuals who agree with the Youth Coalition's objectives.

Click here to find out more about Youth Coalition membership. Click here to renew your membership online.

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  • The Youth Coalition of the ACT: Have your say on two important youth issues: youth homelessness and youth mental health: The Australian Youth Forum (AYF) is keen to hear from young people on the issues of youth homelessness and youth mental health. The AYF encourages young people to get involved in public discussion and gives them the opportunity to make sure their ideas are considered in the development of Australian public policy, programs or projects. The AYF will use the feedback received from young people to produce an AYF report on each issue. The report will be provided to the Australian Government and posted on the AYF website. For more information and to have a say check out the AYF website: http://www.youth.gov.au/sites/youth/ayf/haveasay/pages/default Over a year ago
  • Community Services Directorate: Families ACT and the Community Services Directorate are staging an Early Intervention Forum on Thursday 20 June. This forum explores economic arguments for early intervention and how public and not-for-profit partnerships can promote early intervention initiatives. The keynote speakers will be Lisa Gold from Deakin University’s Population Health Strategic Research Centre and Jayne Meyer-Tucker, CEO of Good Beginnings Australia. They will be followed by a panel discussion. The forum runs from 9am-1pm at the Federal Golf Club. Registration and costs at www.familiesact.org.au/ Over a year ago
  • The Youth Coalition of the ACT: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/modest-help-for-community-sector-20130604-2nnzc.html Over a year ago

We acknowledge the Ngunnawal people as the traditional owners and continuing custodians of the lands of the ACT and we pay our respects to the Elders, their families and ancestors.

We acknowledge that the effects of the forced removal of Indigenous children from their families as well as past racist policies and actions continues today.

We acknowledge that Indigenous people hold distinctive rights as the original peoples of modern day Australia, including the right to a distinct status and culture, self-determination and land.

We celebrate Ngunnawal culture and the invaluable contribution to the community.