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Youth Connect delivers a range of programs for young people aged 12–25 in our regional communities.

About Youth Connect

Youth Connect delivers workshops, programs and events with young people in our Region. We provide a range of arts, music, health and sports activities.

We believe strongly in celebrating the passion, energy and achievements of our young people, and work to provide low-cost, accessible youth programs in regional communities.

Youth Connect works with young people, families and service providers to:

  • identify local needs, issues and opportunities
  • support young people's health and wellbeing
  • empower young people to take a lead role in the delivery of youth programs
  • create platforms for young people to connect, belong and participate in their local communities.

Where possible, we also work with local people to support community-led events.

What's on – current Youth Connect programs

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We recognise the important contributions young people and supporting organisations make to the inclusiveness, sustainability and vibrancy of our community.

To support youth-led projects in our Region, Youth Grants of up to $2,500 are now available.

Opening date: Saturday, 1 October 2022
Closing date: Monday, 31 October 2022

You can apply if you represent an eligible community organisation (or are auspiced by one) that has has an ABN and operates within the Toowoomba Region. Projects can include:

  • community events that engage young people in planning and delivery
  • arts, cultural, sporting and active recreation opportunities for young people
  • initiatives which engage young people in community development and active citizenship
  • projects which target issues impacting young people in the local community.

To apply, check you're eligible under the Youth Grants Program Guidelines, then complete the online application form through SmartyGrants.

For more details, visit the Youth Grants Program page.

Download Youth Grants flyer (PDF 0.9 MB).

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Detective Pikachu – Free movie night

Save the date! We're running a free outdoor movie night in partnership with Meringandan State School.

Date: Saturday, 15 October 2022
Time: Gates open at 5.30pm, screening starts at 7pm
Place: Meringandan State School, 10 School Road, Meringandan
Cost: Free

No bookings required and everyone is welcome. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

Download Detective Pikachu Movie Night flyer (PDF 1.5 MB).

 

Free activities at home

For a variety of other free activities you can do at home, visit our Youth activities & resources.

 

Contact details

If you'd like to get in touch with the Youth Connect team about any of our current programs, please email us.

 

Keep up-to-date

Follow us on Facebook to get the latest details on all our programs, including times, locations and updates. Our events are also listed on the events register.