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Youth Opportunities

We provide opportunities for young people to be visible, engaged and active participants in the community. 

Council funding opportunities 

Young Achievers Program

Youth - studyThe Council’s Young Achievers Program celebrates the achievements of young people in sport, academia, art, culture and leadership.

The purpose of the Young Achievers Program is to assist young people aged 10 to 18 who live in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters to:

  • represent South Australia in national or international competitions or events, or
  • participate in an approved leadership development program.

Approved categories for funding are sport, academia, art, and leadership development. Some examples may include: YMCA Youth Parliament Application, Mathletics, or sporting competitions

For eligibility and to apply, click on the more information link below. 

The Council is calling for young people who are:

  • aged between 10 and 18 years at the time of the event, competition or program
  • living in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters
  • a representative of the state or country in a competition or event, or
  • a participant in an approved development program.


Before completing the online application form below, please ensure you have read the Young Achievers Program Guidelines.

Applications for events, competitions or programs that have already occurred will not be accepted.


Sports Program

Fit KidsThe Sports Buddy Program provides eligible young people with funding of up to $100 to assist with club registration and associated fees.

Are you a full-time student taking part in sporting or recreation activities?

You may be eligible to receive a reimbursement of up to $100 from the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

The Sports Buddy Program will reimburse up to $100 of costs toward sport and recreation club registration and associated fees.

Sports Buddy Program funding may be used for:

  • club fees
  • uniform
  • equipment
  • competition entry fees.

For a listing of eligible sport and activity providers, visit: Office of Recreation, Sport and Racing

For eligibility and to apply, click on the more information link below. 


The Sports Buddy Program provides funding assistance to residents up to 18 years of age who are living in low income households.

To receive funding the young person must be:

Download: Sports Buddy Program Guidelines

Before you start an application, please ensure you have read and agree to the Sports Buddy Program Guidelines.

Please note: Where the applicant is under 18 years of age the form must be completed by a parent or guardian.

Apply Online

More opportunities

Calls for Expressions of Interest to design a new logo for Three D Radio’s Program ‘Elevate Radio’

The City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters, in partnership with Three D Radio, invite young artists and designers within our community to submit an expression of interest(EOI) to create a new logo design for the rebranded Three D Radio program ‘Elevate Radio’ (formerly New Vibes). A program presented by young people for young people, broadcasted on 93.7FM every Thursday from 4.00pm to 5.00pm.

We are seeking expression of interest (EOI) which includes relevant artwork or design examples, your CV/Artist statement and a cover letter outlining why you are interested in this project and your methodology to developing a logo design. This will than lead to us commissioning you to develop a design. Please note: actual logo design concepts are not being called for at this stage.

The selected designer will work closely with the Coordinator, Youth Programs to produce an engaging logo design asset to help market the Elevate Radio program.

Expressions of Interest to close: 19 December 2023.

Artist Brief & How to Apply

Work Experience and Placement

Students who reside in the City of Norwood, Payneham & St Peters or attend an educational facility in the city will have priority placement. Please note: we require atleast 4-6 weeks notice.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Secondary school student,
  • University student, and/or
  • Registered Training Organisations Students, including TAFE SA.

Insurance Requirements

All students must be registered with a Secondary School, Tertiary Institution or Registered Training Organisation to ensure coverage for Personal Insurance, Public Liability and Professional Indemnity.

Submit your application here

Local Sporting and Recreational Groups Directory

The following youth opportunities are offered by not-for-profit and community organisations. 

We have developed a short list of our Local Sporting and Recreational Groups available to our young people.
Download here: Spring/Summer or All Year Round

To be featured on this Local Sporting Directory - please contact our team on 8366 4555.

YMCA Youth Parliament

YMCA South Australia Youth Parliament is a non-partisan program providing a platform for young people aged 15 - 25 to have their say on important issues, build skills and parliamentary understanding. It focuses on personal development, empowerment and connecting politicians and decision makers with youth voices and opinions.

Find out more 

YMCA Junior Parliament

Junior Parliament is a non-partisan program that gives young people an opportunity to learn about democracy, parliament, team building, public speaking and leadership in a fun and supportive environment.

Junior Parliament is a program for young people aged 12 - 15 and is based on the successful Youth Parliament program.

Find out more

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Award is a leading structured (non-formal education) youth development program, empowering all young Australians aged 14-24 to explore their full potential and find their purpose, passion and place in the world, regardless of their location or circumstance. The Award is a fully inclusive program and has no social, political, or religious affiliations.

Find out more

Children’s University

Children’s University provides you with exciting, free-range learning activities outside your day-to-day schoolwork, whether that be before school, lunch time, after school, or in the school holidays.

The best part about Children’s University is that it’s voluntary, so you get to choose what activities you would like to do, where, when and how you would like to do them. The things you learn about will always be able to be connected to something that you could study at a university once you finish high school.

Find out more

Keep in touch!

For upcoming school holiday activities and events for young people, visit our Events Calendar, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to Your NPSP eNewsletter


Coordinator, Youth Programs
T: 08 8366 4555