The Youth Employment Social Impact Program has been established by the NSW Government to help address youth unemployment across NSW. This initiative provides funding to social enterprises and social impact organisations who support young people with multiple or complex barriers to employment by developing work readiness skills, and find and sustain employment.

The program is for organisations that:

  1. Deliver an existing initiative to support young people (aged 16-24) not in employment, education or training and experience significant disadvantage to find and retain employment.
  2. Operate their initiative in NSW.
  3. Have experience in delivering and reporting on employment outcomes, under an outcomes-based contract, for disadvantaged young people.

Eligible organisations are those that can provide clear evidence that they operate and/or trade primarily for a social purpose. Evidence includes (but is not limited to):

  • an incorporated charity or non-profit entity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) or an equivalent State regulatory body
  • for for-profit entities, certification or industry membership from Social Traders, the Social Enterprise Council of NSW & ACT (SECNA) or other recognised social enterprise peak bodies
  • for for-profit entities, a letter prepared by a member of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand or the Institute of Public Accountants that the business does, or intends to, trade primarily for social purpose by reinvesting or giving 50% of profit/income generated to fulfil its mission.

Applications close: 11 March 2021.

For more information or to apply for the program, please click here.