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Youth Opportunities Program

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants between $10,000 and $50,000 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 in all aspects of the project (initiating, leading, managing and participating).

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.

Download Program Guidelines PDF
Download Fact Sheet PDF
Download FAQs PDF
Download Help Guide for Applicants PDF

Applications are submitted via the Smarty Grants online grants administration system and can be accessed here.

Youth Opportunities Program Contact:

Anthea Wilson
Inclusion and Early Intervention, Department of Family and Community Services
Phone 02 8753 8430

Email all inquiries to

The Youth Opportunities Program is managed by the Inclusion and Early Intervention Directorate in the Department of Family and Community Services.

Applications close: 16 July, 2018 at 5:00pm.

Further information and details can be found here.