The Hon Ray Williams MP announces $1.1 million funding for new Youth Opportunities projects to commence in 2018
The Minister responsible for Youth, the Hon Ray Williams MP, has announced the next round of funding for the Youth Opportunities Program.
The Program provides one-off, time-limited grants of up to $50,000 to not-for-profit organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.
Funded projects from previous rounds have focused on providing young people with the opportunity to develop a range of life skills, including healthy behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training. See projects funded in previous years for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Applications are now closed
Applications closed at 5pm on Monday, 26 June 2017. Further updates will be announced on this website and all applicants will be notified directly of the outcome of their applications.
Projects funded under the Youth Opportunities program are expected to involve young people in all aspects of the project (initiating, leading, managing and participating). Projects which are genuinely youth-led and youth-driven are those initiated by young people in response to what they have said they need.
Download 2017-18 Factsheet PDF (111KB)
Download 2017-18 Program Guidelines PDF (306 KB)
Download 2017-18 FAQs PDF (108 KB)
Download 2017-18 Help Guide for Applicants PDF (880KB)
Download 2017-18 Application Question Guide PDF (393KB)
Youth Opportunities Program Contacts:
Anthea Wilson, Project Officer, Youth Strategy and Participation: 02 8753 8430
Email all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Opportunities is managed by the Participation and Inclusion Directorate in the Department of Family and Community Services