Funding for new Youth Opportunities projects to run in 2017
Applications are now open for funding from the Youth Opportunities program for projects to be run in 2017.
The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants of up to $50,000 to organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.
Up to $1.1 million is available for projects to be conducted between January and December 2017. Since the program was launched in 2012, more than $6.8 million has been provided for 120 local projects throughout NSW.
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 list of projects funded in previous years for 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Application close at 5:00pm on Monday 27 June 2016.
Information Workshops for Applicants
The Youth Strategy and Participation Unit in the Department of Family and Community Services will conduct a series of workshops across NSW to answer questions from potential applicants about the program guidelines and the application process.
Workshops will be held in Sydney, western Sydney and south west Sydney and in the Illawarra, Hunter, North Coast, New England, Western NSW, south western NSW and on the South Coast in early June.
Youth Opportunities Grant Applications
Applicants are advised to read the Program Guidelines carefully before completing an application for funding.
Applications must be completed and submitted via the Smarty Grants online grants administration system by 5:00pm on Monday, 27 June 2016. The Smarty Grants online grants administration system automatically shuts off at 5:00pm on Monday 27 June. It does not allow for extensions to be granted.
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