Community
Children & Youth

Youth Opportunities

Funder:  NSW – Youth

Grant Background: The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants 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 giving young people the opportunity to develop a range of skills, including life skills and healthy behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and providing volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training.

Organisations seeking project funding from the Youth Opportunities program are to involve young people at every stage of the project – from identifying the need, through to design, project delivery and final review.

Projects which are genuinely youth-led and youth-driven are those initiated by young people in response to what they have said they need. We are seeking applications which address young people’s identified needs in an innovative way and increase young people’s connections to the community.

Organisations must speak with young people and involve them in developing the project proposal prior to submitting an application.

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Children & Youth

Youth Impact Challenge

Funder:  Westpac Bank

Grant Background: The Westpac Youth Impact Challenge is a nationwide initiative open to all Australian students from Year 1 to 12. The Challenge aims to help students solve problems in their local communities.

To take part in the Challenge, students must identify an SDG (Sustainable Development Goal) and brainstorm an innovative business or social change idea to solve it.

Students can choose to work individually, or in a group of up to 3 students.

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Community
Community

Safer Communities Fund – Round 5 – Early Intervention

Funder:  Federal – Home Affairs

Grant Background:  The objectives of the Safer Communities Fund Round 5: Early Intervention grants are to:

  • contribute to the preservation of the safety of Australians through funding local crime prevention activities that address anti-social behaviour and/or racial or religious intolerance by at-risk youth
  • help at-risk marginalised young people aged 12 to 25 to develop life skills to prevent them from becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system and to promote inclusion and build community resilience

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