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.
Since the program launched in 2012, more than $7.9 million has now been allocated to 148 youth development projects. Successful youth projects from the 2016 funding round will commence in 2017.
See the full list of organisations and their projects here.
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 the most recent funding round 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Opportunities is managed by the Participation and Inclusion Directorate in the Department of Family and Community Services