Youth Recognition and Reward

The City’s Youth Recognition and Reward program recognises and assists younger individuals with a financial contribution towards specific academic activities or arts/cultural pursuits where they have been selected based on merit.

Who can apply?

Youth Arts Scholarship

  • Be ages 18 or youngers as the application closing date

  • Be a resident of the City of Cockburn

Youth Academic Assistance 

  • Be 21 years of age or younger 

  • Be studying full-time or part-time at an educational institution recognised by the State of Commonwealth Government

  • Be a resident of the City of Cockburn

How much can I apply for?

The maximum funding available to any applicant in the Youth Arts Scholarship category will not exceed $500, and is offered in two categories:

  • Travel - Individual Scholarships - awarded to individuals who have been given the opportunity to study or perform within the arts arena interstate, overseas or outside the Perth metropolitan area.
  • Further Study Scholarships - to assist young people with fees, materials or similar who wish to pursue the arts in further study at a TAFE/University level or specialist Art high school such as John Curtin College of the Arts or extracurricular arts-based activity. 

Applicants who have shown initiative and endeavour to raise funds for themselves will be highly considered. These awards will be based on results obtained at your current school, especially in the area of artistic talent, teacher recommendations, and school and community participation. Proof of enrolment acceptance in a full-time course will be required. 

The maximum funding available in the Youth Academic Assistance category will not exceed $350 however, funding will generally be approved from a lesser amount. 

When can I apply? 

Youth Academic Assistance application will be open all year-round and when in writing, advising of when the event is to occur and the costs likely to be paid by the applicant as a result of participation in the event, and include written evidence of selection of participation by the applicant from the organising group or a representative of the academic body with which the study is associated. 

Applications must be submitted at least two months before the project or event.

Youth Arts Scholarship application will be open each year in March and September. Funding rounds are advertised publicly in the local newspaper, on the City's website and social media, and in the e-newsletter. 

Closing dates are noted on the online application forms and will be assessed and notified within two months of the outcome of the application.

Projects or events must not commence within two months of the application closing date, as funding cannot be awarded retrospectively. 

Limitations and Conditions

The successful request for funding in any year does not imply with any ongoing commitment of the same or similar contribution in following years. Funding will not be provided:

  • Retrospectively for events that have already occurred, or due to occur within two months of the lodgement of the application 

  • For personal items such as uniforms, food consumables or catering costs

  • For any activity or event that will be divided into communities by denigrating, excluding, or offending community groups

  • If your activity or event may present a hazard to the community or environment 

  • For student exchange programs 

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  • If you have not acquitted any previous City of Cockburn funding. 

More Information and Contact

Youth Arts Scholarship contact the the Cultural Development Coordinator on 08 9411 3444 or [email protected] before proceeding with an application.
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Youth Academic Assistance contact Community Grants on 08 9411 3444 or [email protected] before proceeding with an application.

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