The Hon Ray Williams MP, Minister responsible for youth, has announced funding to 29 organisations for projects to be delivered in 2018.
See the full list of organisations and their projects here.
The Youth Opportunities 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.
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.
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 for the most recent funding round closed on 26 June 2017.
Program documents are available here for information.
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