Children and Youth
Blayney Shire Council aims to support the needs of youth by consulting with young people, providing and supporting services for youth and encouraging them to get involved in community activities within the Blayney Shire.
Youth Week Partnership Funding
National Youth Week is the largest celebration of young people in Australia. Thousands of young people aged 12-25 years across Australia get involved in National Youth Week each year.
National Youth Week
National Youth Week encourages young people to:
- share ideas
- have their voices heard on issues of concern to them
- showcase their talents
- celebrate their contribution to the community
- take part in competitions and
most importantly have fun!
Youth Week also provides the opportunity for youth services, community organisations and groups to promote their service and/or organisation, group whilst supporting young people.
Youth Week Small Grants Program
Blayney Shire Council coordinates the Youth Week small grants program. Council encourages non-government youth and community service organisations to apply for small partnership grants up to the value of $500.
Youth Week is a great opportunity to work together, share ideas and establish partnerships with local services and Council for Youth Week. So let's come together to celebrate the National Youth Week.
Applications on the prescribed form for grant funding are invited with applications closing at the end of February.
Blayney Shire Music Scholarship
Blayney Shire Council in conjunction with Mitchell Conservatorium and Orange Regional Conservatorium offer music tuition scholarships and encouragement awards for students aged between 7 and 18 years. Students must reside in the Blayney Shire and wish to further their music studies and be able to demonstrate a commitment to the same. Scholarships are subsidised in part by Council with private sector sponsorship and are offered on an annual basis.
Applications are called for in August / September each year with auditions scheduled soon after the closing date. Auditions are held in Blayney or as determined by the judging panel. Application forms are made available from Council’s Office or can be downloaded from Council’s website when the program is open.
The form must be returned fully completed by the due date. Applications attract a non-refundable entry fee specified in the application. Late applications are not accepted.
Scholarships will include, in the normal course, tuition, musicianship and ensemble activity. Each program will be individually tailored by the relevant Conservatorium to meet the recipient’s specific needs.
Scholarships commence from Term 1 each year.
Blayney Junior Sports Awards
Council in conjunction with a number of corporate sponsors, provide a Sports Award Program.
Conditions apply as follows:
- The awards are open to all Blayney youngsters (18 years and under) who either attend local schools or are members of a Blayney amateur sporting association.
- The aim of the awards is to acknowledge outstanding local youngsters from the Blayney district and assist with their expenses as they represent New South Wales in national events (ie: Australian Championships) or Australia in International events. As a general rule, invitation carnivals or events and honorary/merit team selections are ineligible. In special circumstances, consideration will be given to extend the awards to include other events, i.e.: regional representation in international events, etc.
- Nominations should be lodged on an Official Application Form as soon as possible prior to the event and no less than three weeks, so as to allow on-air promotion of the forthcoming event. Please provide all the information requested. A club official or teacher must authorise and sign nominations.
- Following approval of the application, a cheque for $400 will be forwarded through the school or club the young sportsperson represents. Where the total number of applicants exceeds six for any national or international junior sporting event a team award of $2,100 will replace the individual awards. A maximum of three awards may be applied for in each financial year.
- The awards do not extend to club officials, coaches or teaching staff, however if the person is a junior, awards may be considered for referees for national/ international events.
- Nominations should be made by the Blayney school or sporting association which represents the nominated junior sportsperson: i.e School teams - CHS, CCC, ISA, CIS, should be nominated through their local Blayney school and all association teams N.S.W., Country, Australia, etc. through the appropriate local Blayney junior sporting association.
- Awards will not be sent direct to the recipient, but will be forwarded to Council in the first instance for an appropriate Public Presentation. We would ask that Award Sponsors be acknowledged. Upon request, a sponsor representative will be arranged to attend the presentation
Last modified: 17 Feb 2016