Spare 10 minutes to nominate a young person who cares…
It’s time again when nominations are being called for to acknowledge the dedication of young people who provide voluntary care within our WA community.
Young People Who Care is an annual awards program recognising the efforts of young people in Western Australia who help to provide care to others in our community. The awards program is open to people between the ages of 8 and 18 living anywhere in Western Australia who provide voluntary care to others.
The Award Categories include:
- Caring in the Community Award – Individual
Recognising a person who provides voluntary care to a person or people in their community.
- Caring in the Community Award – Group
Recognising a group of young people who provide voluntary care to a person or people in their community.
- Young Carer Award – 8 – 13 years
Recognising a young person aged 8 to 13 who cares for a family member with a disability or illness.
- Young Carer Award – 14 – 18 years
Recognising a young person aged 14 to 18 who cares for a family member with a disability or illness.
Up to three finalists from the Caring in the Community categories and five finalists from the Young Carer categories will be selected and invited to attend a special award ceremony in Perth. Finalists selected from country areas may be offered assistance to attend the awards (conditions apply).
Please note: In previous years, YPWC finalists have also been offered the opportunity to apply for educational scholarships. Due to funding restrictions, from 2015 onwards we will no longer be able to offer scholarships to finalists.
Nominations can be made online at www.youngpeoplewhocare.com.au. Nominations close Friday 25th September 2015.
The 2015 YPWC Awards are supported by Woodside Energy, Carers WA, The West Australian, and the Government of Western Australia.