African and Pasifika Youth Sports Program Grants support African and Pasifika young people to participate in sports competitions and events to foster a sense of belonging and create pathways to mentoring, training and employment opportunities.
The grants offered:
- Up to $2,000 for uniforms and equipment
- Up to $30,000 to support participation in sports games, competitions and events.
African and Pasifika Youth Sports Program Grant recipients have been announced.
Category 1 – Uniforms and equipment
Grants provide up to $2,000 for African and/or Pasifika teams to buy sporting uniforms and equipment for young people participating in informal sporting teams, games or events.
Afri-Aus Care Inc
Basketball uniforms for African young people in the Black Rhinos basketball team.
Bilale Ethiopian Community Association in Victoria (Australia) Inc.
Soccer balls and equipment for young people from the Bilale Ethiopian community playing informal soccer games.
Basketball equipment and uniforms for African young people playing regular informal games at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre.
Metro West African Community Services
Soccer uniforms for an informal, regular gathering of African young people in Melbourne’s west.
Tigrean youth Association IN Victoria
Soccer uniforms and equipment for Tigrean young people regularly playing at Footscray Park.
Wyndham City Council
Equipment and uniforms for young people from Pasifika and African backgrounds participating in the Red Sea Soccer team.
Category 2 – Informal sporting teams, games and events
Grants provide up to $30,000 to assist African and/or Pasifika sports teams to engage young people to participate in sporting games, competitions and events. These grants will also aim to provide pathways into formal sporting organisations, mentoring, training and employment opportunities.
Centre for Multicultural Youth
A youth-led, three-day sports festival for Pasifika and African young people where participants will engage in a range of sports and build refereeing and sports management skills.
Youth Activating Youth
Weekly soccer and capacity building workshops for African and Pasifika young people in Melbourne’s west.
Wyndham Basketball Association
School holiday round robin basketball tournament and referee training opportunities for African and Pasifika young people at Eagle Stadium, Werribee.
THE GR8 M8S FOUNDATION
Weekly basketball and leadership development opportunities and a team building camp for African young women participating in the Girls Yarra Wild Beasts informal basketball team.
Stand up paddleboard and water safety program for African and Pasifika young people.
A youth-led rugby festival for Pasifika young people featuring an informal rugby competition, coaching and referee training opportunities and cultural performances.
South Sudanese Australia Youth United Inc.
Weekly basketball sessions, capacity building workshops and mentoring opportunities for African young people participating in the Bounce Back Program.
Wyndham City Council
Sport, fitness and wellbeing program for African and Pasifika young people culminating in a school holiday soccer tournament ‘The Wyndham Youth Cup’.
Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly
Weekly soccer and basketball training and support at the Stawell Sports and Aquatic Centre for South Sudanese young people.
Weekly drop in soccer training, youth development and referee and coaching opportunities for African young people.
Somali Australian Council of Victoria
Youth-led sporting carnival held during Somali week 2021in Melbourne’s northern suburbs – an opportunity for Somali young people to participate in basketball and soccer games and coaching and referee courses.
Wyndham Community and Education Centre
Weekly training and wellbeing sessions for African young people through the informal Wyndham Lions Basketball team.
Welcoming Australia Ltd.
Soccer activities and personal development opportunities for African young people residing in the Collingwood, Fitzroy and Richmond housing estates.
Shepparton Rugby Union Club
Supporting Pasifika young people in Shepparton to participate in informal rugby and touch rugby activities.
United through Football
School holiday sporting activities including soccer, basketball and athletics for African young people in residing in public housing estates in Melbourne’s inner and western suburbs.
Category 1 and 2
Uniforms and equipment for Pasifika and African young people participating in the informal Gorillas Down Under Gridiron Club. funding to support African and Pasifika young people to plan and facilitate two Gridiron Flag Football Festival days.
Albury Wodonga Ethnic Communities Council
Basketball uniforms, training and leadership opportunities for recently arrived young women from the Democratic Republic of Congo participating in the Wodonga Malaika Stars Program.
COVID-19 Safety Requirements
All activities funded under the African and Pasifika Youth Sports Program must comply with the latest health advice and social distancing measures throughout the lifespan of the project.
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For more information or help with your application, please contact the Office for Youth.
Mobile: 0400 536 628