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 has been made 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.
Applications for funding closed on 27 June 2016.
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 email@example.com
Youth Opportunities is managed by the Participation and Inclusion Directorate in the Department of Family and Community Services