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Holiday Fun for Regional Youth

There’s plenty of free fun to be had across the regions during the winter holidays.

Take a break and enjoy sports and recreation camps, BBQ and Beats events, training courses and council-led youth activities, events and programs during the winter school holidays.

The Office for Regional Youth Holiday Break program is here to provide young people in communities impacted by natural disasters with the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, to connect, learn new skills and have fun during the winter school holidays.   

Check out the information on fun activities available in your area.

Sport and Rec Camps

Take a break, get active, and have some fun at a Sport and Rec day camp with free places available for young people from eligible locations. Activities can include archery, kayaking, bushwalks, cooking, craft, and much more.
Sport and rec camps

BBQ and Beats

The popular BBQ and Beats events will still go ahead in 10 regional towns providing COVID-safe sporting activities and games rather than disco, dancing or singing. These events are hosted by PCYC and are funded by the Office for Regional Youth. View the link for dates, events and locations.
Boy with basketball on a basketball court

Winter Skills

Take advantage of fee-free training courses under NSW JobTrainer to get training in specialised fields to work on the snow slopes this winter. Take courses in hospitality, tourism, health, construction and administration to boost your winter skills.
Winter skills

Council-led youth activities

Local COVID-safe events and activities for youth will also spring up around regional NSW this school holidays. 48 councils impacted by natural disasters will be eligible for funding from the Office for Regional Youth to enhance activities for young people during the school holidays. Activities may include free or subsidised movies, music events, creative activities, cultural programs and even more activities at your local library or youth centre. Check out your local council website for more details
Council led activities

Creative Kids and Active Kids Vouchers

Don't forget to apply for a Creative Kids and Active Kids voucher available to families, to provide access to additional free of charge activities.

Eligible Councils

Armidale Regional Council
Bega Valley Shire Council
Berrigan Shire
Broken Hill
Cessnock City Council
Clarence Valley Council
Coffs Harbour City Council
Edward River
Eurobodalla Shire Council
Federation Council
Gilgandra Shire
Glen Innes Severn Shire Council
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Inverell Council
Kempsey Shire Council
Kyogle Council
Lachlan Shire
Lithgow City Council
Liverpool Plains
Mid-Coast Council
Mid-Western Regional Council
Moree Plains
Nambucca Shire Council
Oberon Council
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
Port Stephens
Richmond Valley Council
Shoalhaven City Council
Snowy Valleys Council
Tamworth Regional
Tweed Shire
Upper Hunter
Walcha Council

Information for eligible Councils

  • If your Local Council is included on the eligible list, you can apply to the Office for Regional Youth for up to $5,000 of funding to run youth events or activities or extend youth services over the period 28 June 2021 to 11 July 2021.
  • Applications open on 23 June 2021. 
  • You will need to provide documentation and apply for the funds to be reimbursed to you before 30 July 2021.
  • Proposals will be assessed within 5 working days of submission, unless otherwise advised.
  • Funding may be extended to deliver youth activities outside of the school holidays where COVID restrictions have impacted the delivery of activities during the school holidays.
  • View the  Winter Holiday Break Council Grant Guidelines (PDF, 199.72 KB)  for more information. 

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