- Family and Early Parenting Support
- Child Protection
- Kinship, Foster & Other Care
- Adoption and Permanent Care
- Care Leavers
- Family Violence
- Sexual Assault
- Young People
- Youth Justice
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
Change It Up is a leadership program facilitated by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA). Up to 24 young people aged 16 to 19 attend workshops and learn how to pitch their ideas for change to local government, business and community leaders. Through a partnership with the Victorian government, FYA are expanding the Change It Up program into regional Victoria to include 30 rural and regional local government areas from 2013 to 2015.
- Local Government Youth Inclusion Grants 2013-2014
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.
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.