Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Grants and creative competition to stop cyberbullying

Grants and creative competition to stop cyberbullying

23 March, 2020 –

Are you a young Queenslander or community group with a great idea to stop cyberbullying? This is your opportunity to put your idea into action!

Grants are being offered to young Queenslanders aged 10-25 years and community organisations to help stop online bullying in local communities.

You can apply for a grant to fund a wide range of projects and initiatives. Check out last year’s funded projects here www.qld.gov.au/stopcyberbullying

Young Queenslanders can apply for grants of $1,000 to $2,000, while community organisations can apply for grants of $1,500 to $5,000. Young people will need a sponsoring organisation—such as a sporting group, community organisation, or school P&C— to assist them with managing the grant funding.

Grants will be awarded to successful applicants to implement programs between 1 August and 31 October 2020.

Stop Cyberbullying creative competition

This year young Queenslanders aged 10–16 years have an additional opportunity to get involved. By entering their creative ideas into the Stop Cyberbullying creative competition they could win a share in up to $5,000 worth of fantastic prizes.

Six winning entries will win a $500 gift card and 10 runners-up will win a $200 gift card to a range of fantastic stores. Entrants are encouraged to be as creative as they like – they might like to submit a video, a photo, a painting or even a song – this is a chance for young people to express themselves through whatever medium they prefer!

Grant applications and competition entries close at midnight, 10 May 2020. To find about more visit www.qld.gov.au/stopcyberbullying

The grants program and competition are a response to recommendations from the Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report and are part of a suite of initiatives delivered under the Palaszczuk Government’s $3.5 million investment and commitment to protect young people from cyberbullies and to help curb cyberbullying behaviours.