Regional Youth Radio

Up to $100,000 in funding is available to eligible applicants to deliver youth-led radio and podcasting initiatives as part of the NSW Government’s Regional Youth Radio Program.

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The funding will support new projects enabling young people living in regional NSW to lead and participate in youth radio and podcasting activities such as training and skills development, program or content creation, essential equipment and minor capital works to support youth radio, broadcasting and podcasting programs.

The Regional Youth Radio Program aims to increase young people’s participation in activities that strengthen their opportunities to have a voice, as well as their connection and belonging to their communities.

The Regional Youth Radio Program is an initiative of the Office of Regional Youth, administered by the Department of Communities and Justice.

Applications are now open

Applications for the Regional Youth Radio Program opened on Thursday 9 December 2021 and close at 5pm on Friday 28 January 2022. 

Available funding

Up to $100,000 in funding is available as part of the NSW Government’s Regional Youth Radio Program.

The program provides one-off grants between $2,500 and $20,000 for new projects that enable regional young people to lead and participate in youth radio and podcasting activities.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants include:

  • regional NSW councils
  • incorporated not-for-profit organisations in regional NSW (including community radio stations, youth radio stations and youth groups).

Applicants must have engaged with young people and involved them in developing the project proposal prior to submitting an application. 

Refer to the program guidelines for all other eligibility requirements including eligible and ineligible projects.

How to apply

Eligible applicants can submit an application using the online SmartyGrants portal.

Program information and resources 

The following resources and tools are available to support potential applicants with their applications:

Key dates

  • Applications open: 9am on Thursday, 9 December 2021
  • Applications close: 5pm on Friday, 28 January 2022

Getting support 

For more information and support with your application, please contact youth@facs.nsw.gov.au.
 

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