Youth grants

Government and community grants available to youth and youth organisations.

Current youth grants are:

  • Shape It!

    Shape It! is a Victorian Government initiative to give young people in rural and regional areas a chance to better connect with and shape their communities. Grants provided under this initiative encourage young people to get involved in leadership development and be actively involved in decision making in their local community.

  • Change It Up

    Sparking ideas for change, the Change It Up program helps young Victorians build confidence, skills and networks. It supports them to turn their ideas into reality. Through Change It Up, participants (14 to 19 years) attend two-day workshops, facilitated by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA).

  • Local Government Youth Inclusion Grants 2014-2015

    Local Government Youth Inclusion Grants are available to local governments in rural and regional Victoria to establish/expand the youth advisory mechanisms in their local area. This will be achieved through youth advisory committees, youth councils, youth summits, youth consultation meeting, online participation or other youth advisory mechanisms. 28 grants of up to $30,000 are available over five years to local governments in rural and regional Victoria over a 5 year period 2010/11 - 2014/2015.

  • FReeZA

    The Victorian Government provides annual funding of $2.4 million for FReeZA program, with local governments and community organisations receiving grants to deliver up to 15 events over three years, supported by a FReeZA committee made up of young people aged 12 – 25. Each year, these local FReeZA committees plan and stage over 400 events that are attended by more than 130,000 young people across Victoria.

  • National Youth Week 2014

    National Youth Week is a week-long celebration of young people held annually throughout Australia. In conjunction with the Australian Government and other community partners, the Victorian Government provides National Youth Week grants for events that celebrate and recognise the contribution of young Victorians to their community.

  • Be Heard! Community Radio Program

    Be Heard! grant program will provide funding up to $5,000 to community radio stations in rural and regional Victoria to increase the participation of young people aged 12-25 in producing and broadcasting radio programs, enabling skills and career pathways to develop.

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