Youth Ambassadors and Youth Grants Announced


Two inspiring Territorians have been appointed as ambassadors for NT Youth Week 2021. NTYW is an annual celebration of young people across the Territory, with this year’s theme being ‘It’s Your Tomorrow’.

NTYW will encourage young Territorians to share a vision for a healthy future, celebrate culture and diversity, and encourage innovative ideas.

The 2021 NTYW ambassadors are:

  • Ms Emily Ford, a 22-year-old Rak Mak Mak Marranunggu woman from Kurrindju approximately 140 kilometres south-west of Darwin. Currently studying a Diploma of Arts at Charles Darwin University, Emily was Darwin’s Young Citizen for 2020.
  • Ms Sunny Liu, a 24-year-old woman who is currently studying a Master of Teaching at CDU and is a Student Ambassador for StudyNT, having been an international student in Australia since 2014.

Held from April 9 -18 2021, NTYW provides an opportunity for young people to express ideas, raise concerns and attend free events, right across the Territory.

As part of their duties, the ambassadors will also assist in assessing the Youth Vibe Holiday Grant Rounds.

Grants of up to $2000 are available for community groups and organisations who can deliver engaging, fun and youth-friendly events and activities to keep young people entertained across the school holidays. There is a total of $65,000 in grant funding available.

Last year 26 organisations received funding to deliver programs, which included included sports, laser tag, theatre and free movie sessions.

Applications close on 31 March 2021, to apply go to

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