Street Youth Outreach Grant 2020

  • Does your organisation have a commitment to safer and stronger communities through mobile youth street outreach?
  • Have a track record delivering community engagement, education/awareness and early intervention projects around community safety, crime prevention and harm minimisation?
  • Have mobile capability to provide pro-active services and activities in various identified hot spots within the City of Onkaparinga?
  • Have a desire to engage young people on their turf?

If you have a great proposal, we want to hear about it!

Expressions close 5pm 20 July 2020.

 

Background

Mobile Youth Street Outreach is a way of engaging young people in their communities and in locations where young people hang out. Mobile Youth Street Outreach operates without the use of a building and takes place where young people “are at” both geographically and developmentally. It delivers informal and social education and addresses whatever the young people present. Outreach youth work primarily focuses on informing young people of current services and opportunities for young people to get involved in. The relationship between the Mobile Youth Street Outreach worker and the young person is entirely voluntary.

Mobile Youth Street Outreach grant aims to engage young people in our communities including young people who are at risk of mental health, homelessness, drug and alcohol misuse, anti-social behaviour and social isolation. The project aims to provide practical and proactive educational and early intervention support and activities including community and school engagements and mobile patrols in identified hot spots within the city of Onkaparinga. 


A successful project may include:

  • Building positive relationships with young people through Mobile Youth Street Outreach within the City of Onkaparinga.
  • Delivering Mobile Youth Street Outreach program in identified hot spots within the city of Onkaparinga including beaches, parks, ovals, playgrounds, shopping centres, community centres, car parks, hotels, and any other places where young people may be gathering. These hot spots are identified in consultation with relevant council staff and would take place on Thursday, Friday or Saturday nights, outside of normal business hours.
  • Facilitating proactive youth friendly education initiatives at key events throughout the year as mutually agreed.
  • Delivering early intervention education and awareness activities at various schools or locations within the City of Onkaparinga as negotiated with council staff.
  • Engaging in local networks to inform community organisations and services about the location of ‘hot spots’ and emerging youth issues and trends. In turn this information assists the youth sector to provide a coordinated response to youth issues.
  • Providing monthly reports including quantitative and qualitative data and outcomes, and an annual report including financial acquittal.
  • Partnership building with other youth organisations to enhance outcomes of Mobile Youth Street Outreach for young people.


How to apply

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the application with Emma Cadd, Team Leader Youth on 0414 285 707 or Emma.Cadd@onkaparinga.sa.gov.au

Applications must include the following information:

  • Details of proposed project including program logic
  • Projected budget including any cash and/or in-kind contribution
  • Previous experience delivering on similar or relevant projects
  • Total cost of project
  • Public liability insurance
  • Any additional supporting documentation.

Expressions close 5pm 20 July 2020.

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