Can $70,000 and 7 ideas improve regional Australia

I had to share this fantastic example of our rural and remote youth taking action to improve our communities…

We want community organisations to apply for seed funding of up to $10,000 to implement the Heywire project idea of their choice.

We want community organisations to apply for seed funding of up to $10,000 to implement the Heywire project idea of their choice.

The ideas developed by young people who took part in February’s Heywire Regional Youth Summit have been brought together in one useful publication, which is available for download now from the Heywire website.

Communities and groups are being invited to have a look at the proposals and if they are interested in piloting one of the programs in their own communities they can apply for funding to make it happen.

In short the ideas are:

In short, the ideas are:

Consumers Caring for Our Farmers Future; valuing our food producers by displaying farm gate prices.

Fresh Face Friday; a day without make-up to tackle body image.

The Green Room; school workshops to break the silence around mental health.

Keys Please; a fresh campaign to tackle drink driving.

Getting the Balance Right; a day for positive representation of youth in the media.

Cutting the Red Tape; fostering youth ideas in regional towns.

Breaking Down the Door day; events to end LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) discrimination.

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NSW Rural Women’s Network is a government program working in innovative ways to promote leadership and action on rural women’s issues. The RWN team is dedicated to connecting and exchanging information with women and stakeholders in rural, regional and remote communities.
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One Response to Can $70,000 and 7 ideas improve regional Australia

  1. I’ve just received an update about this fantastic initiative which I thought I would share…

    Thirty-five communities have pitched for seed funding to create change in rural and regional Australia, meaning the seven innovative ideas developed at the Heywire Regional Youth Summit in Canberra, including a body image campaign, mental health workshop and LGBT equality events, are one step closer to becoming a reality.

    Applications for the inaugural ABC Heywire and Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) Youth Innovation Grants have now officially closed. For more information visit:
    http://www.abc.net.au/heywire/stories/2013/06/3784985.htm

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