Youth Opportunities Program
The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants for new community projects driven and led by young people.
What is the Youth Opportunities program
The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants to incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local government councils in NSW. Funding is for new projects that enable marginalised young people,aged 12 to 24, to lead and participate in their communities.
The Youth Opportunities program requires applicant organisations to have spoken with marginalised young people and involved them in developing the project proposal prior to submitting a grant application.
Organisations must involve young people at every stage of the project – from identifying the need and developing the project proposal through to design, project delivery and final review.
How much funding is available
Up to $1.5 million is available for incorporated not-for-profit community organisations and local Councils in NSW to apply for a grant between $10,000 and $50,000 to deliver a Youth Opportunities project.
Projects which are genuinely youth-led and youth-driven are those initiated by young people and based on what they have said they need.
Project themes have been suggested based on what young people have told the government and other organisations about what is important to them:
- community inclusion and participation
- COVID-19 recovery
- cultural identity and connection
- cyber safety and awareness
- domestic and family violence
- healthy relationships
- financial literacy (budgeting, rent, phone, contracts, fines)
- health and wellbeing
- homelessness and housing
- natural disasters (preparedness, resilience and recovery).
Youth Opportunities projects may seek to address one or more of these issues, or they may address other issues raised by marginalised young people, which are important to them and their local communities.
Applicant organisations must engage marginalised young people in the initial ‘Identifying the need’ stage of the project to ensure the project is responsive to their needs.
How to apply
Incorporated not-for-profit community organisations operating in NSW and NSW Local Councils are invited to apply. Read the full information about how to apply and eligibility.
Download documents to help you with your grant application.
- Program Guidelines
- Program Logic
- Steps for writing a grant application
- Help Guide for applicants
- Frequently asked questions
- 2022 Youth Opportunities Program Evaluation - Key Insights (PDF 264.34KB)
Support and contact
The Youth Team
Department of Communities and Justice
The Youth Opportunities program is managed by the Department of Communities and Justice.
Since the program was launched in 2012, Youth Opportunities has provided $16.8 million in funding to 364 projects across NSW. See the previous recipients and what projects have been funded.
Arc @ UNSW Limited
WELLCON Wellbeing Conference
WELLCON is a two-day Wellbeing Conference that seeks to engage students from the UNSW and Randwick community with each other in the context of mental-health upskilling. Specifically, it looks to build young people’s skills to manage their own mental-health and build confidence and abilities to engage in their communities.
Arts and Cultural Exchange Incorporated
Parrallax brings together young artists from the Parramatta area for a series of workshops in fantastical costume making and alter ego development. Participants will develop costumes and props that highlight personal experiences and connections to places, and make fictional/fantastical self-portraits of alternative identities, shape shifting and new worlds.
Arts North West Incorporated
The Coolabah Project
The Coolabah Project empowers young cultural leaders to develop youth focused and participant led cultural tours within the Gomeroi Nation. The Project focuses on revitalising and promoting culture and creating opportunities for youth empowerment and employment.
Body Confident Collective Limited
Embrace Kids NSW Youth Activation Project
Embrace Kids NSW Youth Activation Project will empower Youth Champions to implement social change initiatives that will help to prevent body image concerns. Collectively these Youth Champions will reach 50,000 young people across NSW with change projects that enhance the physical health, mental health, and wellbeing of participants.
Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Land Council
Tomorrows CEO's program is designed to support, mentor and instil grassroots leadership traits in young school leavers.
Broken Hill City Council
Immersive Youth Creation
Immersive Youth Creation is a series of ten diverse youth-led arts and cultural workshops for young people in Broken Hill aged 12-24 years. The workshops offer creative skills that young participants can then perform demonstrate or sell at an inclusive and social community event to celebrate young people in the city.
Colly Gamilaraay Indigenous Corporation
Collarenebri Youth Leadership Program
The Collarenebri Youth Leadership Program aims to establish a local Collarrenebri Youth Advisory Council designed for youth by youth, to support community inclusion and to provide young people with a voice on issues that are important to them.
Community Links Wellbeing Limited
Gamal Community Yarning Circle
This intergenerational project will bring Aboriginal young people and Elders together to develop a cultural learning space with the aim of enhancing culture and building a yarning circle, native garden and arts space.
Culture College Arnhem Land Aboriginal Corporation
Bundjalung Culture College Camp
Bundjalung Culture College will hold a camp for Bundjalung youth from across the Bundjalung Nation, in partnership with leading educators of the Bundjalung community, and guided by Culture College Yolngu Directors, Elders and mentors.
Epilepsy Action Australia
Youth Peer Support and Conference - Connecting Young Australians with Epilepsy
The Youth Peer Support and Conference will give young people with epilepsy a voice while also tackling common issues of isolation, discrimination, and anxiety. The project includes a facilitated online support group and a two-day face-to-face conference run by Youth Ambassadors with support of a Registered Nurse.
Fairfield City Council
One Pot at a Time
One Pot at a Time is a storytelling project aiming to foster intergenerational understanding between multicultural young people and their families. Through cooking and digital storytelling, this project aims to create a middle ground and elevate young people's views on culture. Bridging the intergenerational divide, One Pot at a Time.
Glebe Youth Service Incorporated
Youth-led Covid Recovery Event Delivery (Youth CRED)
The Youth CRED project delivers youth-led community events designed to heal from the harmful impacts of Covid-19. Young people will design and implement community events that are inclusive, accessible and open to all young people and, in some instances, the wider community. The project will improve social inclusion and develop future leaders.
Holroyd Youth Services Incorporated
MYC: Uncensored is a podcast project that provides young people with the opportunity to develop new skills through consulting, creating, producing, recording, editing and uploading a podcast. Podcasts will discuss topics such as anxiety, depression, health, social media, school, life and more.
Inner Sydney Regional Council for Social Development Incorporated
Inner Sydney Youth Voice
The Inner Sydney Youth Voice Project supports and mentors a publication team of interns (young people) to lead and create original content and collateral for the Inner Sydney Youth Voice publication. The Project will deliver community leadership, workplace participation, media and communication skills opportunities for young people living in the Inner Sydney region.
Inspiring Hope Incorporated
Inspire Teens Leaving Care Workshop
The Inspire Teens Leaving Care Workshop was designed by girls who have left foster care for girls who are leaving foster care. The workshop will be a positive, empowering and uplifting weekend for girls to learn practical life skills and walk away with practical help and skills to set up their futures.
Lake Macquarie Suicide Prevention Network
The Young Healthy Minds Network
The Young Healthy Minds Network empowers young people to gain skills, knowledge and opportunity to promote positive mental health and suicide prevention through training and ongoing support. Participants will undertake the planning and facilitation of events, health promotion activities and public speaking to promote and advocate for positive mental health.
Let's Grow - A Market Garden
The Let's Grow - A Market Garden project will largely grow fresh, local, chemical-free fruit and vegetables through Syntrophic Agroforestry principles. Young people at-risk will develop a market garden of fresh food boxes available for purchase by the local community.
Little Wings Limited
Little Wings: Soaring Towards Zero Bullying
The Little Wings project will deliver a youth-led awareness and anti-bullying campaign, targeting behaviours against sick children attending rural/regional schools. Recently recovered or recovering youth will speak to schools in rural/regional NSW to share their stories on the impact of bullying, and how to healthily include sick children in school.
Many Mobs Indigenous Corporation
Many Mobs Youth Opportunities for Cultural Training Program
The Many Mobs Youth Opportunities for Cultural Training Program was designed by the Many Mobs Indigenous Corporation youth Group and Bangerang Elders to overcome the barriers of not knowing your own Indigenous history.
Murwillumbah Community Centre Incorporated
Murwillumbah Youth Action Project
The Murwillumbah Youth Action Project will establish a local Youth Action Group to act as a platform for young people to build capacity and showcase their skills and talents. The Youth Action Group will design, develop and manage a music and cultural community event during Youth Week 2023.
NFP Village Works Pty Limited
FUTUREPROOF Youth Music Festival and Industry Education Program
FUTUREPROOF is a youth driven initiative facilitating live performance and production opportunities for young people and supporting their participation in the performing arts. Participants will gain 'real world' experience engaging in all aspects of running live music events including performing, sound and lighting operation, stage management, promotion and graphic design.
Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Corporation
The Young Ones project will engage young leaders employed with Ngunya Jarjum to host four youth forums for vulnerable youth. Forums will include discussions on matters of priority including healthy relationships, violence, self-care and impacts of disaster on wellbeing.
Cafe Y Youth Program
The Cafe Y project is a 100% youth led social enterprise cafe in Menai NSW. It is the first of its kind and is totally operated, managed and led by young people who have faced disadvantages in their lives. Cafe Y will give young people a chance for a future with safe and secure employment opportunities.
Randwick City Council
The Youth Volunteer Project
Through the Youth Volunteer Project, young people in the community will have access to learn knowledge and skills as well as strengthen their ability to participate in the local community and support their future social and economic participation.
RiverTracks Real Trades Project
The RiverTracks Real Trades Project will engage disengaged young people in trade skills development workshops twice a week. Workshops will support the development of work skills and viable employment pathways align to their strengths and interests. The project will build participants' self-worth and connection with potential employers and networks.
Rural Financial Counselling Service, NSW - Southern Region Limited
Financial Literacy for Young Farmers
The Financial Literacy for Young Farmer project is a financial skills program for young prospective farmers developed in consultation with young farmers.
Sydney University Settlement
Youth Mentor Community Employment Pathway Program
Youth Mentor Community Employment Pathway Program aims to support Indigenous young people to develop their leadership skills and employment pathways within the community service sector. The project will support local Indigenous young people in transitional Youth Mentor roles within existing Settlement Neighbourhood Centre programs, and provided with targeted support into employment and further education.
The Skill Engineer Limited
Digi Van is a multimedia mobile project that will engage young people to create content that will tell the stories that reflect their voice and the community's voice. It will increase the contributors’ communication and media skills directing them towards creative digital pathways that will lead to future employment opportunities.
The Trustee for Creating Chances Trust
Game Changer for Young People in Regional NSW - Armidale
The Game Changer project will empower young people living in Armidale, regional NSW, with skills and knowledge to be agents of change in their community. Participants will deliver two epic events to benefit other young people and the wider Armidale community.
Walcha Youth Gym Project
The Walcha Youth Gym Project will engage local resources to better the health and wellbeing of young people in the community by making the Walcha Community Gymnasium inclusive of all Walcha youth aged 16-24yrs.
Warrumbungle Shire Council
The Youth Connections project is a youth-led and youth- driven project that will employ a local young person one day per week to coordinate a local youth network. The project will build local youth leadership skills, empower youth voices, and share young people's ideas.
Windgap Foundation Limited
My Voice My Choice
My Voice My Choice is a co-designed podcast project that will give young people with intellectual disability a voice and platform to express themselves. By tackling topics important to them, participants will build their confidence, support each other, and display the talents of people with intellectual disability, to the community.
Wollondilly Shire Council
Engaging Young Women in Non-Traditional Trades
Engaging Young Women in Non-Traditional Trades project will enable 15 young women to complete training that provides skills and certifications to gain employment in the future. The project will engage training providers to deliver White Card, Yellow card, Chemqual and Senior First Aid training, as well as developing skills in employment preparation and resume writing.
Wonnarua Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Deadly Community: Wonnarua Community Connections Program for At-Risk Indigenous Youth
The Deadly Community project will enhance at-risk Indigenous young people's cultural competence, healthy habits and wellbeing. Engaging regional at-risk Indigenous young people with the local Indigenous community will increase their cultural capability, belonging and connection to their culture, enabling them to succeed in schooling and life.
Young Men's Christian Association Of Sydney
Empowered Minds is a leadership and empowerment project designed and delivered by young people aged 16-25. Increasing self-worth, inner-strength, leadership, and agency, Empowered Minds will contribute to a more equitable and safer community, promoting mental health literacy, social, emotional and physical wellbeing of the Parramatta community.
107 Projects Incorporated
Accelerate: 107 and Shopfront Arts Co-op’s Creative Youth Workshop Program
ACCELERATE Youth Creative Workshops is a youth-led program at 107 Redfern in partnership with Shopfront Arts Co-op. A creative workshop program for local young people aged 12 to 24 with the opportunity to create and participate in artistic workshops while gaining skills to facilitate employment pathways
Acon Health Limited
BreakOUT - Youth Inclusion Project
The BreakOUT Youth Inclusion project is a youth-led, youth-driven community inclusion and leadership development project, for LGBTQ+ young people. BreakOUT provides mentorship and support for young people to gain practical skills, professional experience, and networks for further employment through community events and activities that increase wellbeing/participation among LGBTQ+ young people.
African Youth Initiative Centres Limited
African Youth Cultural Exhibition
The first African Youth Cultural Exhibition in Sydney will bring together young Africans to explore their cultural heritage and cultural needs. The project aims to bring young Africans together with African films, books, cuisine, dance, music, artworks, fashion, health, storytelling, and literary writing.
Albury City Council
Youth-led and youth-driven, the Community Connect sports program targets low socio-economic and public housing communities to address social division and offer leadership and employment opportunities to disadvantaged young people. Sixteen local young people will lead the project.
Arts & Cultural Exchange Inc (Formerly ICE)
Still Growing Collective: pathways to employment in creative industries
A First Nations youth designed-and-led program of mentorships, development labs, and artwork, dance and music creation. Project includes supported career pathways, opportunities for participants to grow into facilitator roles, support to develop, fund, manage and design future projects. The program is built on culturally specific and safe methods of engagement.
Australian Red Cross Society
Garindja Milumba (Dhurga language words meaning Youth Shine)
The Garindja Milumba (Youth Shine) project will empower 45 young Aboriginal people from the Eurobodalla Shire on beautiful Yuin country to develop confidence, skills and connections for future careers in the tourism sector, building on their deep connection to culture, community and country.
Cowra Show Society Inc
Volunteering for robust real-world experience
The development of young steward volunteers to gain transferable skills that include communication, presentation, negotiation, conflict resolution, project and event management, report writing, budgeting, dealing with the media and volunteering. This program will help youth fill their resumes with robust real-world experience that education institutes and employers look for.
Epilepsy Action Australia
Youth HQ: Vodcast and Peer Support Program
Youth HQ: Vodcast Series and Peer Support Program is the brainchild of our Youth Ambassadors. These youth-driven initiatives will give young people with epilepsy a voice while also tackling common issues of isolation, discrimination, and anxiety. The vodcasts will also reduce the stigma about epilepsy in the community.
Fairfield City Council
Work-Pad is the one-stop-shop for young people in Fairfield City who are looking for or starting their first job. What do we need to know when jumping into the workforce? Grab a pen, grab a pad, and get to work!
Fairhaven Services Ltd
To provide our Central Coast school leaver transition to employment support program, with structured, on-going work experience that offers various skill development opportunities. The “Planter Project” offers a long-term solution to providing work experience for school leavers living with disability, who choose to be a part of the project.
Georges River Council
'How to Adult'
‘How to Adult’ will provide young people with a range of practical life skills. Hands-on, tangible workshops, such as vehicle maintenance, cooking, applying for jobs, finance management, and first aid will give participants the boost they need to live confidently and independently as young adults within our community.
Goulburn Mulwaree Council
Employability Skills Video Resume
Video resumes provide an opportunity for young people with disability to use electronic media which they feel confident to communicate their strengths and experience to potential employers. Video resumes can also inform an employer of the supports the individual might bring to aid successful communication in a follow up interview.
Hockey New South Wales Limited
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Program
The Hockey NSW Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Engagement Program is designed to engage and increase participation for ATSI young people in NSW and offer them the opportunity to plan, develop and implement community activities across NSW under the guidance of our ATSI Ambassadors, including Hockeyroo-Olympian Mariah Williams from Parkes NSW.
Human Nature Adventure Therapy Ltd
Connecting our Future (CoF) - Empowering young people
Connecting our Future will empower disadvantaged young people to learn key skills that support their journey to independence. Knowledge and essential life skills will be developed at a dynamic overnight retreat that includes workshops and nature-based adventures, to empower them to overcome barriers and connect with their local communities.
Hunter's Hill Council
Boronia Park Bike Track
Boronia Park Bike Group - A group of committed youth creating a space where people of all abilities are welcomed and encouraged to participate in all aspects of bike riding. The project involves designing, building, maintaining and activating a bike track located in Boronia Park.
Just Reinvest NSW Inc
Mounty Yarns - Listen to Change
A festival in Mt Druitt to showcase the ideas, talents and solutions of Aboriginal young people (AYP) with lived experience of the criminal legal system. It would be an opportunity for AYP to be listened to and create a pathway forward with community, government and services, being led by AYP.
Expanding The Impact: ‘Let’s Grow’ LeaderLife’s Social Enterprise
LeaderLife’s newest social enterprise is expanding; to grow more employment opportunities for young males at-risk in Dubbo. To create lasting impact and pathways to mainstream employment, LeaderLife’s young people will gain on job training and skills across a broad range of industries including landscaping, maintenance, construction and farming.
Marian Street Theatre For Young People Incorporated
Youth Take Over
“Take Over” is a multi-art form, place-making, youth empowerment project. Young people will transform and reclaim local spaces by creating 6 site specific works, to be displayed digitally, in-situ and digitally for their peers and local community for twelve months.
The S.P.A.C.E. Project (working title)
The S.P.A.C.E. (Supporting Participation in the Arts, Culture and the Environment) Project will employ a young person and establish a youth steering committee to design and implement twelve Arts, Cultural and Environmental workshops throughout the Mid-Coast.
Moree Sports Health Arts and Education Academy Aboriginal Corporation
Growing Youth Leadership Project
The Growing Youth Leadership Project focuses on the dual opportunity of Aboriginal young people growing their leadership skills and community connections, whilst growing and propagating native plants and vegetables through a youth-run community garden in the Moree SHAE Academy grounds.
Multicultural Communities Council Of Illawarra Limited
Amplifying M-Voices aims to provide a forum for CALD youth to explore and collectively unpack topics of concern and of interest that affects them as youth form cultural diverse backgrounds. Through a youth led and peer-to-peer mentoring approach, youth will learn the skills to produce podcasts to amplify their voices.
Murray Conservatorium Inc
Disability enrichment through music
We will conduct weekly group music classes both face to face and online, aimed at young people with special needs. We aim to engage youth in various musical activities, to build their musical ability, and confidence while making friends along the way and finding their love for music.
Narrabri Shire Council
Narrabri Youth Mental Health Podcasts and Training
The Narrabri Youth Mental Health Awareness and Podcast project will provide end to end training for a group of young people from the Narrabri Shire enabling them to develop and market a podcast series discussing sensitive mental health topics to break down barriers and destigmatise youth mental health.
NSW Service For The Treatment And Rehabilitation Of Torture And Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
Youth Directions aims to promote participation and increase the well-being of young Ezidi refugees n Armidale. Managed by a STARTTS Youth Officer the project will include a program of 40 facilitated workshops and 2 school holiday camps focusing on health and well-being, arts and culture, social connected-ness and sport and recreation.
Orana Arts Inc
NaDR Kumi Daiko
A youth driven project of regional connection along global pathways. Harnessing the energy and passion of Taiko drumming, regional youth will connect with youth in urban centres and overseas as they chart their journey to being connected global citizens.
Orana Support Service Incorporated
Mobile Youth Community Cafe
Orana Support will assist youth from the Orana region of all backgrounds to gain experience, knowledge and qualifications that they can use to gain employment. Youth will gain hands on experience in customer service, hospitality, marketing, networking and cultural differences.
Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW Ltd
PCYC Penrith Youth Committee wish to engage disadvantaged youth through the provision of a gym and fitness-coaching project. A positive mentor will run daily sessions to develop fitness, promote healthier lifestyles, build self-confidence, set goals and improve connections to the community and future employment.
The Soul Language Collective
The Soul Language collective is a youth led music initiative where creative young people collaborate on music, songs, video and artwork with the aim of building connections, upskilling in music, reducing isolation, improving well-being and creating a compilation album.
Queanbeyan-palerang Regional Council
"More at Moore Park" Skate Bowl Mural & Launch
This project will involve local youth working with a professional mural artist to design and paint a mural inside the Moore Park Skate-bowl in Queanbeyan. This grassroots, youth-driven creative arts project will empower young people to develop their skills in street art, design, event management, leadership, and sport and recreation.
Rotary Club Of Charlestown Incorporated
Life Kitchen, Life Skills
Life Kitchen Project will engage, educate and deliver a program focusing on developing life skills of young people through cooking. We will deliver group sessions to upskill, build independence, develop self-esteem and educate. Our focus is to develop knowledge and encourage interaction with family, friends and community members.
Ruff-TRUCK mobile coffee/food van and market stall
Ruff-TRUCK mobile coffee/food van and market stall social enterprise aims to provide young people a skill-up opportunity for future employment and business knowledge. It helps young people engage with community in a positive way, learning to manage emotions / communication and building confidence in public and ultimately changing community perspectives.
Scarf Incorporated (now known as Multicultural Communities Council Of Illawarra)
Healthy Communities Youth Project
The Healthy Communities Youth Project will Promote positive mental and physical health for young people from refugee backgrounds. The project uses a holistic approach to engage young people in activities that will equip them with the skills to navigate life’s challenges in an empowering way, whilst developing their sense of connection to community.
ShoreTracting (ST-ING) is a social enterprise designed to provide opportunities for marginalised youth to develop employability skills to build self-worth and provide training that delivers an understanding of the world of work that will better prepare participants for their employment pathways and allow them to build community-based partnerships and networks.
Indigenous Youth Cultural Program
The Indigenous Youth Cultural Program will provide youth led cultural content for improved cultural and social connectedness for Indigenous youth aged 12 - 17 years in the SNHN region over the 12 months of the program.
Somali Australian Community Association of NSW (SACA)
Youth Activating Youth (YAY) Project
The Youth Activating Youth (YAY) project is a culturally appropriate project for African and CALD young people in Western and South-West Sydney. YAY will seek to address issues that are important to young African and CALD people.
South West Arts Incorporated
Indigenous Youth Creative Mentoring Project
Indigenous RAP Artists J-MILLA and Barkaa will mentor, coach and train Indigenous youth from Deniliquin and district in music mixing, dance, song writing, production and performance enabling young-people to plan, learn, lead and develop culturally-authentic music for release on The ENDFM youth radio station and live-performances at a local youth festival.
South West Music Inc
Deni Youth Music Festival
Local live youth music festival led and run by local youth, where youth are supported and mentored by South West Music and partners. The young people will develop a range of event production, music performance and promotions skills and grow in capability and confidence.
Sydney Children's Hospitals Foundation Limited
“On air with ChIPS” Podcast: Chronic Illness Peer Support
Young people from the Chronic Illness Peer Support (ChIPS) program will lead a new project seeking to explore the complex and multifaceted issues affecting youth today through a podcast series. This youth-led project conceptualises diverse ways of understanding and communicating shared experiences for young people living with chronic health conditions.
Sydney Stepping Stone Inc
Telling Our Stories - Advocacy and Employment through Digital Storytelling
“Telling Our Stories” will give homeless youth a voice by empowering Stepping Stone House young people with the skills and advocacy training they need to safely share their lived experience with the community. Through in-house workshops, including videography, podcasting, and social media, youth will create digital narratives that express their unique stories.
The Lifehacks Program
Lifehacks empowers young people who are wrestling with the physical, emotional and psychological changes happening in their lives. Young people participate in three immersive programs that will give them skills to design and deliver their own change initiatives so they can drive change in their own communities.
Temora Shire Council
Temora Youth Leadership Program
The Temora Youth Leadership Program aims to encourage our young people to be the next generation of aspirational leaders. Local community leaders and guest presenters will help develop skills in leadership; social responsibility; self-reflection; public speaking; interpersonal skills; connecting to community and team building during regular workshops.
The Council Of Camden
Camden’s Youth JobLinker Program
An employment program developed by young people and supported by Camden Council. Based out of Julia Reserve Youth Centre in Oran Park, young people will be given the opportunity to gain qualifications, discover possible career pathways, develop employability skills, and be linked to local employment opportunities.
Tirkandi Inaburra Cultural & Development Centre Inc
The Tirkandi Young Fellas in-Community Program
Following their 3-month residential program at the Tirkandi facility, our young fellas will be provided with in-community support which will form the long-term foundation of continuing their journeys to maintain cultural identity, strengthen physical and mental health, realise their educational and vocational goals, and form positive community partnerships and relationships.
UN Youth NSW Inc
Write Place, Right Time: Regional Young People Thinking Out Loud
This project will amplify the voices of school-aged youth in regional/rural communities across NSW by publishing an anthology of their creative works about connections to place and community. It will develop written, verbal, and visual literacy skills through creative writing workshops led by youth mentors aged 17-25.
Wagga Wagga City Council
We've got the drive
We've got the drive! aims to address a gap within our youth population located in some of Wagga's most vulnerable suburbs. It is designed to assist them in getting their learners license, through to obtaining a portion of their hours needed to obtain their full license.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
FUN 'da MENTAL
FUN ‘da MENTAL focuses on the health and wellbeing of young people through interactive engagement in creative arts. The project will open opportunities for young people to strengthen their connection and belonging to the local area through showcasing their talents in a variety of mediums.
Wollongong City Council
A series of free music events in Wollongong CBD and surrounding suburbs developed and delivered by young people to celebrate diverse youth communities after COVID-19 restrictions and lockdown. Targeted events for CALD, ATSI, LGBTQIA+, living with disability and mental health delivered by young people working with key community partner services.
Auburn Youth Centre Inc
Sport, Health and a Happy Community
The project is a holistic, sports-based mentoring program that will develop leadership skills and create employment pathways. The project targets young people of CALD backgrounds and is designed to improve physical, mental and emotional well being and equip young people with confidence, transferable skills and qualifications for further study and employment.
Boambee East Community Centre Inc
Country to Coast Creativity
Young people will be supported to develop and run a series of “Pop Up” art, cultural and music workshops in communities across the Coffs Harbour LGA, with a focus on rural isolated communities, culminating in a showcase event.
Providing much-needed opportunities for young people to participate in/and contribute to their communities.
Boys To The Bush Ltd
Shed Talks - Boys to the Bush
Youth Opportunities funding will support the creation of three Boys to the Bush (BttB) Shed Talks projects in Albury, Forbes and Bathurst, offering up to 300 disadvantaged regional youth aged 10-19yrs significantly more opportunities to meet, eat and mix with members of their local community in 2021.
Burraga Foundation Ltd
Storylines Youth Ambassadors
Sharing stories from the past and present, to inspire the future. Young people will participate in local
workshops discussing what is important to them about their local culture, history and
heritage, then learn the skills and protocols required to engage and consult with their Aboriginal
community and Elders to produce stories.
Byron Youth Service Inc
Creatures Youth Arts Project: exploring belonging in post-pandemic Byron Bay
Creatures is a youth-led multi-artform project addressing the social exclusion of at-risk young people in the Byron Shire as we emerge from the pandemic. Young people will create, perform and exhibit visual arts, physical theatre and songwriting to express their identity and belonging in the community.
Youth Crew's Community Connect Project
The Community Connect Project will operate out of Belmore Youth Resource Centre and train Council’s Youth Crew to host peer-led support groups which explore issues of concern for youth and increase belonging in the community. The centre will also host monthly training to develop employment and other life skills.
Corowa District Landcare Incorporated
Youth, Create and Celebrate Environment Project
Emerging leaders will develop an environmentally focused wetland project connecting youth with community groups in rural and isolated communities. Mentoring and training from community leaders will empower youth to engage with revegetation projects, creating habitat for threatened and endangered species, digital storytelling, arts and environmental workshops, building community connections and capacity.
Enough Is Enough Anti Violence Movement Incorporated
Youth Ally will give a voice to young people to discuss mental health issues that young people face, exacerbated by the current global pandemic. This will include a fortnightly production of podcasts, training and development events and a film competition for young people, judged by young people.
Gallipoli Turkish Cultural Foundation Limited
Greater participation through Confident Identities
GPTCI aims to strengthen the self-identity, self-esteem and confidence of CALD youth living in and around Auburn NSW via a multicultural youth expo showcasing their unique culture and individual talents, followed by the creation of an online platform for participants to network, access information and share opportunities for community participation.
Greenacre Area Community Centre Incorporated
Greenacre Youth Hub (GYH)
The Greenacre Youth Hub is a physical space dedicated to young people for the pursuit of activities and programs to address important community issues.
The "Hub" consists of fortnightly sessions including Cafe' style social and informal get-togethers, sporting and recreational activities, arts-based cultural activities and life skills workshops.
Host International Ltd.
Cultural Transitions: Migrant Youth and communities becoming Australian
The Cultural Transitions project will create a dynamic film resource made by young migrants and refugees exploring belonging, family and community dynamics during settlement. The aim of the project is to bridge perspectives between youth, family, community leaders and service providers through exploring what it means to become Australian.
Kurranulla Aboriginal Corporation
Aboriginal Youth Mentoring Program - Positive Connections
The Positive Connections project will establish an Aboriginal youth network based on cultural safety, with group activities and individual mentoring. Building a holistic approach for young Aboriginal people 12 - 18 years in the Sutherland Shire will address the absence of services for Aboriginal youth and provide a much-needed connection to culture and community.
Kyogle Together Incorporated
Swoopin' Season Mentor Program
Swoopin’ Season Mentor Program will employ a local person in the position of Youth Community Development Officer to support ‘younger’ young people (aged 12-18) to identify, organise, host and analyse an event or training opportunity of their choosing in their specific community of the Kyogle LGA.
Giving Young People a Zest For Life
LeaderLife will take their lime farm impact enterprise to the next level by manufacturing lime cordial and other value-adding products. For young people with complex histories, having unique opportunities, finding purpose, supported employment and positive mentors are paramount to helping them work and live their best life.
Lithgow City Council
Create Lithgow is a year-long project of professional development for young people in the creative industries. These young people will develop skills in event management, media and communications, self-publishing, recording and contracts, sound mixing and various other aspects of the creative industry.
Marathon Health Ltd
The 'headspace Sound Check' will provide young people with a safe place without barriers to practice and connect via music in a group setting while being supported by skilled mentors. The project aims to provide a pathway to performance along with supporting young musicians in exploring their musical creativity.
Miyay Birray Youth Service Inc
Youth and community participation Project
The project focuses on leadership and youth-led events. Miyay Birray Youth Service Advisory
Group will work to deliver a series of youth-led events and workshops within Moree and
Mungindi. The aim is to increase youth participation and engagement whilst increasing
opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and knowledge.
Moree Plains Shire Council
Lets Connect Youth Camp
I know my friend needs help, but I do not know how to help them. The Moree Youth Group will be delivering three, one-day, Lets Connect Youth Camps in Moree, Mungindi and Boggabilla. The aim of each camp is to provide young people with the tools to help others.
Nambucca Valley Youth Services Inc
Youth Mobile Cafe - On Track and Reaching Community
The Youth Mobile Cafe supports young people to build confidence and experience, and gain knowledge and skills transferable across life-work. Young people will explore hospitality, communication, business and self-care, and practise through hands-on learning. Teams will run the Cafe at local events, celebrate their achievements and connect with peers and the wider community.
North Sydney Council
Mates, dates and everything in between: youth-produced relationship podcasts
Through a podcast series, this project drives meaningful conversations about young adult relationships. Young people will be mentored by health professionals and media curators to create supportive and informative podcasting episodes. In turn, podcast listeners will learn how to assess the health of their relationships and recognise patterns of abuse.
Northern Beaches Council
Events by Youth for Youth (Working Title)
Events for Youth by Youth is an opportunity for young people to learn project management and be mentored by industry professionals and the Library and Youth team. Mentorship will upskill, inspire and empower young people to run events to improve access, inclusion, and subsequent wellbeing.
NSW Service For The Treatment And Rehabilitation Of Torture And Trauma Survivors (STARTTS)
Arts@STARTTS_Sharing Stories Sharing Place
Arts@STARTTS_Sharing Stories Sharing Place is a weekly drama program for local refugee young people aged 12 to 18 years designed to develop arts-based skills while building trust, connection and a sense of community belonging.
One Giant Leap Australia Foundation Ltd
The Gadget Girls
The Gadget Girls aim to break down the gender imbalance in robotics, coding and programming. Girls in Years 5 to 7 will attend community workshops to build their skills and confidence, inspiring them to take up a STEM career and building a state-wide support network.
Project Youth Incorporated
Labour Y peer ed
Project Youth Labour Y peer education - work readiness program will assist young people to increase their employability skills, access employment options and strive to achieve personal and professional goals through inspiring peer education and mentoring by young entrepreneurs and business volunteers.
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Media Arts for Queanbeyan-Palerang Youth
Media Arts for Queanbeyan-Palerang Youth project will provide mentoring for young people by developing media-arts & film-making skills, to produce their own short films from a variety of processes. The project will culminate in a youth-driven, organised and curated film festival, showcasing their videos to the community.
Southern Youth And Family Services Limited
The project will allow young people to come together to express the issues affecting them through songs and music through a series of workshops aimed at developing their musical skills to write and record their work in a recording studio and then perform their work to an appropriately sized audience.
St George Community Housing Limited
Youth 4 Unity
Youth 4 Unity will see community housing provider SGCH partner with their established Youth Council in Bonnyrigg to set up a number of groups for youth living in SGCH’s social and affordable housing across Sydney. These groups will plan and implement a range of programs to engage and empower youth.
Sydney University Settlement
Strong Minds and Healthy Spirits Young Men's and Women's Groups
Strong Minds and Healthy Spirits' is a program for young men and young women running over 4 terms in 2021 that will be designed and delivered with and by young people focussing on building knowledge, skills, and confidence to take control of their social, emotional and physical health and wellbeing.
Temora Shire Council
T-Town YOUthMade Markets
T-Town YOUthMade Markets connects young entrepreneurs with experienced business owners to create a mentoring opportunity in which the youth will develop skills in financial literacy, product development, retail sales, promotion, marketing and branding; then supporting the young people to sell their products to the public in a professional setting.
The Council Of The Municipality Of Kiama
Create to Connect
A youth-driven creative arts project that empowers young people to develop their skills by linking them with inter-generational mentoring, skill development and opportunities to showcase their work. The project will leverage the mental health, well being and career-enhancing benefits of self-expression through creative exploration and community connection.
The Foundation For Young Australians
Street 2 Stage
The Street to Stage project will train and employ young people with a lived experience of homelessness to design and deliver a creative learning and development model that will support young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness to build their enterprising skills through creativity and music.
The Northcott Society
Experience Tasker: Youth-led work experience for young people with disability
Young people with disability in Casula will boost their community engagement and independence by establishing a simulated support business to develop vocational skills and access positive and authentic work experience. The social venture will empower their growth mindset, agility, skills and practical experience to embrace work and life opportunities.
Waverley Action For Youth Services
WAYS Youth Connecting with Community
The WAYS Youth Connecting with Community project is a youth-led initiative to provide increased involvement and support for community organisations and events that assist people in need in the Bondi and Waverly area of Sydney.
Winanga-Li Aboriginal Child and Family Centre Incorporated
Yarn & Circle
Yarn & Circle is an initiative to build the capacity of young people to practice mindfulness techniques and support each other through the timeless art of weaving. Weaving circles are an evidenced method of creating a safe space for women to connect, share and bond.
Yp Space Mnc Incorporated
YPS SWAG Podcasting Project
The YPS SWAG Podcasting Project is a youth-led platform for young people to have a voice on issues affecting youth in the Kempsey - Port Macquarie region. The process of creating a series of podcasts will provide opportunities to improve skills such as leadership, communication, problem solving and networking.
Australian Red Cross
Our Futures Our Way
Our Futures Our Way (OFOW) is a youth-led project that will support vulnerable young people by providing opportunities for them to thrive through improved physical and mental health, well-being and connection to Aboriginal cultural identity. Young people will be empowered to drive local change and create opportunities for themselves.
Ballina Shire Council
Ignite Youth Animator
Five creative squads will collaborate on four Stop Motion short-film animations guided by professional artist and filmmaker mentors. Participants will discover the creative potential of Stop Motion Animation as an art form to tell stories and explore adventurous ideas and organise their own red carpet screening event.
Camden's Creatives Take The Lead
A Project Leadership Team will have the opportunity to develop employability skills through the management of four youth led events within the Camden LGA. Young people will be supported by professional mentors from within Council and the community. Feedback from the events will inform future strategies for Camden’s young people.
Indigenous Youth Network Unite
Indigenous Youth Network Unite! provides an opportunity and a platform for young Aboriginal people in Eden and Wallaga Lake to have a say in their own community. It establishes a mechanism to set up and drive a youth-led agenda to increase access and inclusion in community development.
Young homeless people will learn 'adulting' skills while in crisis and transitional housing with CareSouth's Shoalhaven Youth Support service. These skills will include: Financial literacy, how to vote, access to stable housing, employment pathways and job interview success. They will also plan and host a lunch or dinner for the speakers to exercise their planning, budgeting and cooking skills.
Christian Community Aid
BEATL: Bravely Empowering Adolescents to Lead – Drumming Skills and Leadership
BEATL (Bravely Empowering Adolescents to Lead) will teach 20 Ryde LGA youth to play drums and then train their peers in drumming, culminating in one or more BEATL events. Participants will build community connections, life and leadership skills along with creative skills in music, promotion, team and event management.
The Youth of Sydney take on the World Traditional Games
Creating Chances will partner with young people across Sydney to deliver a series of popular World Traditional Games - by young people, for young people. The World Traditional Games celebrates culture and sport, enabling youth to learn about and compete in traditional sports from around the globe.
Dunn Lewis Youth Development Foundation
Local Journeys Ulladulla
An exploration of local community by young people in two phases. Phase 1: development of guided audio walks (podcasts) of significant local places and culture. Phase two: development of a local cultural festival featuring local entertainment, food, skill-sharing workshops and storytelling through collaboration with local community groups.
Fairfield City Council
The Healthspo Project
Healthspo will inspire, motivate and equip young people with the tools for healthy living. Participants will develop skills, knowledge and experience in a range of health topics while taking part in engaging, informative and fun activities. The project will inspire everyday habits that maintain positive health into the future.
Forbes Shire Council
Learn It in Forbes
Forbes Youth Action Team will develop a life skills program to support young people transitioning to adulthood. The workshops will be targeted to young people aged 16 - 25 years. At the conclusion they will be presented with First Aid and Barista Certificates to support their employment opportunities.
Ghurrumbil Dreaming Indigenous Corporation
Ghurrimbil Dreaming Yung Art Festival
The Ghurrimbil Dreaming Yung Art Festival re-invents the Goonellabah Skate Park, a central gathering place for local young people. A program of fortnightly workshops, led by local Lismore artists in street-art, music, dance and design will culminate in the Yung Festival led by young people, unifying them with the skate park.
Glebe Youth Service
Aboriginal Youth Leaders Program
The Aboriginal Youth Leaders program will provide the opportunity for Aboriginal young people to work as mentors and educators for other Aboriginal young people in the inner city area. It will support and upskill young leaders while increasing opportunities for young people to participate in culturally safe youth-driven community activities.
Gymea Community Aid & Information Service
Changing the Narrative
Changing the Narrative aims to broadcast the voices of Young Australians and to highlight through short films and a film festival, their concerns, interests and world view and project that a positive future is not only possible but can be created by young people.
Hear For You
Deaf/Hard of Hearing Youth Today, Hearing Health Leaders of Tomorrow
Deaf teenagers and young adults are taking action to raise awareness of hearing health and deafness among their peers and in their local communities. They will bring together ideas to create content, design materials, practice public speaking skills and deliver presentations to their peers, educational institutions and community groups.
Youth Opportunities for the Hilltops
The Youth Opportunities for the Hilltops project will engage over 2,000 young people in 12 monthly activities and events held throughout 2020, chosen and designed by our young people for our young people. The monthly events will include a variety of opportunities for social interaction, skill building, creativity and community participation.
Information + Cultural Exchange
‘Groom Room’ will be a youth-run social enterprise: a 'unisex' barbershop delivering fades and braids by and for discerning young people. ‘Groom Room’ will be an immersive employment, business and creative development program led by style, inspiration, empowerment and delivers the chance for customers to check in; fix up; look sharp.
For young people with complex histories, it’s paramount to provide innovative training and alternate employment situations to build on their skills in a meaningful way, in a safe place and ultimately improving their quality of life. Soil2Soul is a social enterprise model that aims to fill the employability gap.
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Table Of Plenty
TABLE OF PLENTY is a multilingual, multi-arts project nurturing a new generation of young CALD women leaders in Fairfield and Liverpool. It will develop participants’ creative arts skills; cultivate their abilities as creative thinkers and collaborators; and generate curious, creative, constructive, generous, culturally competent youth leaders within and between communities.
Farm It Forward
Farm It Forward is a social enterprise connecting Blue Mountains landowners and local young people who are passionate about growing food. It creates skills, training and job opportunities for young people while tackling social isolation, an issue for both young and old, in the Blue Mountains, improving health and wellbeing.
Marian St Theatre for Young People
Testament - A Cross Generational Music Theatre Project
This youth driven project will create, record and perform a series of 12 songs and stories – a new music/theatre cycle looking at the mental health issues in our community. Our project provides an environment for expression, challenges notions of young, old and our place, through a series of intergenerational conversations.
Multiple choirs to reach young disadvantaged groups
We plan to initiate several choral groups to reach disadvantaged young people. We will provide opportunities for students to grow in confidence and teamwork. We will implement a plan to train and employ young people as music teachers, and they will be mentored and supported by experienced music teachers.
I-Art: Inclusive Art for youth with disability in Western Sydney
Young people with disability across Western Sydney will develop their artistic talents through community based workshops and organise a public exhibition to bring their creativity to life. I-Art will empower young people to present their work and challenge the social misconceptions, encouraging people to look at ability over disability.
Youth Leading And Succeeding
OzGREEN will support Bellingen and Nambucca Shire young people to deliver six youth-inspired, youth-planned and youth-driven projects. Projects include an Indigenous native plants community nursery, a youth-run nature club, a sustainability festival, an electrical appliance repair workshop, a youth space at the community garden and a sustainable lifestyle video production.
Phoenix House Youth Services
Shield - Harm Minimisation Mobile Application & Information
Shield will develop drug and alcohol health, sexual health and harm minimisation information relevant and accessible for young people. Utilising social media, phone applications, visual and experiential workshops; young people (together with service users and experts) seek to provide other young people the information they need to make informed decisions.
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Visual Arts for Queanbeyan Youth
The Visual Arts for Queanbeyan Youth project will provide mentoring for young artists to lead 16 weekly visual arts classes for 20 local young people. The project will culminate in a youth-curated art exhibition with an official opening, showcasing artworks produced through the project.
Regional Youth Support Services
BUSking - On Tour Opportunities for Young People
A Youth Leadership Crew will develop and deliver a series of Acoustic Rap ‘Open Mic’ sessions at events across the Central Coast. Artist's live performances will be celebrated online via social media platforms. Four young people will be offered further professional development opportunities in a fully-equipped recording studio, to inspire a wider audience of aspiring and emerging musicians.
Suburban Stories: Newcastle youth connecting to community through creative initiatives
The Suburban Stories project will capture human stories from across Newcastle. Skilled and passionate young people will: develop their creative skills; conduct interviews; and capture local stories that allow diverse voices to be heard. These stories will be published across various platforms such as blogs, podcasts and printed resources.
Shellharbour City Council
Evolve: Creative Events Production and Management for Young People
Evolve is a mentorship and short-course opportunity for young people interested in producing creative events. The project will build participants skills and capability, whilst providing practical experience and networking opportunities to better equip participants to contribute to Shellharbour’s creative economy and provide inclusive events for young people.
South West Arts
South West Youth Community Radio
The SouthWest Youth Community Radio project is a youth-run, youth-led social enterprise aimed at providing young people with practical skills and knowledge that will:
- Enable community connection and partnerships
- Provide a voice for young people within the community
- Support creative skills development
- Provide pathways for career development and further education.
The Big Fix Inc.
Youth Permaculture and Social Enterprise Design Program
The Youth Permaculture Social Enterprise Design Program is a project aimed at providing skills, qualifications and connections to young people so that they can collaboratively establish a social enterprise that would meet needs in the Lithgow Community and create their own meaningful employment opportunities and support networks.
The Burdekin Association
The Avalon Youth Hub Podcast
The Avalon Youth Hub Podcast is an initiative developed by the Hub's Youth Advisory Group who will receive training in interview and radio presentation skills, in order to conduct interviews with different youth-related agencies in their monthly podcast.
The Salvation Army Youthlink
Weekend Warriors Leadership Program
Young people will have the opportunity to learn leadership skills that will benefit them throughout life and to participate in community development activities and ultimately increase their connection to their community. The project will allow them to learn and teach in an outdoor environment.
Bulwal Balaang Enterprises
This project is supporting young Indigenous women to explore and test a number of social enterprise initiatives. Bulwal Balaang Enterprise is an empowerment program that brings young Indigenous women together to develop their ideas and concepts for local enterprises, establish partnerships with local organisations and grow their initiatives.
Wingecarribee Shire Council
Create & Celebrate
Partnering with young people to develop a series of creative music events. Young people will be involved in designing a series of skill building workshops and engaging youth performances that will heighten into a "Battle of the Sounds". The project will conclude with a music festival to celebrate young people in our community.
Wollondilly Shire Council
The project aims to provide practical support for young people to gain employment after school through developing their skills and competencies and giving them the confidence to take that next step into the world after school.
“Forward Thinking”- Social Impact Project
YMCA NSW in partnership with local Council’s will increase youth participation and leadership in the Parramatta, Penrith and Cooma communities. Each area’s youth committee will establish themselves as active change agents, implementing an inclusive community event in their respective areas while engaging in training relevant to event management.
Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Ltd
Youth reACT (Activating Change Together)
Youth reACT is a platform for young people, especially from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds, to address social issues important to them. Young people will creatively voice and take action on issues not usually discussed or addressed. Youth reACT’s project addresses mental health and wellbeing within CALD communities.
Assyrian Australian Association
Youth of South West Sydney
The project focuses on young people from Iraqi and Syrian backgrounds living in South Western Sydney. It will build leadership skills through workshops as well as support the transition of young people into life in Australia. Local events will be developed and implemented by young people, and a Youth Advisory Committee for the Assyrian Resource Centre will be established.
Bega Valley Shire Council
The Create & Make Crew (CMC)
The Bermagui Create & Make Crew will see young people aged 16 to 25 start their own creative businesses and take a lead role in a new Creative Makers space at Bermagui Library. The Crew will be supported by mentoring, short workshops and accredited training in new technologies, creative skills and business development.
Byron Youth Service Inc
Beach Sleepers – Youth inclusion and creativity project addressing homelessness
The Beach Sleepers project fosters artistic expression, digital arts, mentorship, youth leadership and conversations with young people, exploring issues surrounding youth homelessness through media arts production. This process will amplify voices of young people and include them in decision making.
Camden Youth Empowerment Project
The project focuses on leadership development and youth-led community events. Camden Youth Council and YMCA NSW Young Leaders Group will work collaboratively to deliver a series of youth-led events / skills development workshops within the Camden LGA, aiming to increase wider youth participation and engagement. The project aims to increase opportunities for young people to develop leadership skills and knowledge to support them to become active change-makers in the local area.
Carers NSW Limited
Who Cares, Wins
Who Cares Wins will provide opportunities for up to 20 young carers to share the differences in their lives with their peers. Using a Q&A type panel, young carers will present at school assemblies across NSW.
Dunghutti Elders Council (Aboriginal Corporation)
Dunghutti Youth and Cultural Connections
The Young people of Kempsey are calling out for cultural re-vitalisation and Elders are vital to building confidence and identity among young people. The Dunghutti Elders Council will host cultural workshops and activities that aim to strengthen cultural connections and identity while fostering youth participation, engagement in learning and leadership.
Future Dreamers Girls Club Incorporated
Rhymes from the East
Young women from the Byron Shire will attend a creative retreat to create a dynamic hip-hop song and music video with an empowering message. Participants will lead and manage production including song construction, developing content, writing lyrics, performance, pre and post-production with experienced artist mentors.
Glebe Youth Service Inc
Inner Sydney Aboriginal Youth Advisory Council
Inner Sydney Aboriginal Youth Advisory Council will give Aboriginal young people the opportunity to establish and run their own organisation, design and drive local initiatives important to them, learn leadership skills and have their voices heard by local services including police, health and government.
Gymea Community Aid & Information Service Incorporated
CommUNITY- by young people for young people
CommUNITY is a project by young people for young people. Developing Youth Leaders in the community who in turn will bring young people together through interactive activities. The project aims to reduce social exclusion, bullying, harassment and racism.
Health and Arts Research Centre Incorporated
Science Art Explorers
Science Art Explorers is a project lead by young people who live with complex health care needs. Participants will acquire new skills to explore and share their experience through science and arts initiatives.
Information & Cultural Exchange Inc
New Age Noise
The New Age Noise project will provide opportunities for female, transgender, non-binary young people to produce, distribute and broadcast new music. New Age Noise will support 60 disadvantaged CALD young people from Western Sydney to create their own music label and develop creative skills in production, performance and media opportunities.
Inverell Shire Council
Youth Opportunities for Inverell Shire
The Youth Opportunities for Inverell Shire project will engage over 2,500 youth in 20 activities designed by local youth for local youth. The project will include skill building workshops and free events to connect youth with cultural and recreational opportunities as well as showcase youth achievements.
Madi Ethnic Community Welfare Association Incorporated
Youth for Change
The Youth for Change project will provide young people with opportunities for leadership training to run leadership camps and different events throughout the year. Participants will also complete Mental Health First Aid training.
Moree Plains Shire Council
2019 Moree Plains Shire Careers Expo
The Moree Plains Shire Youth Council in collaboration with a number of local agencies and groups will be hosting the 2019 Moree Plains Shire Careers Expo. The Careers Expo will inform, empower and educate young people about the opportunities available for career development.
National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (Aboriginal Corporation)
Cultural Leaders Program
The Cultural Leaders Program will support Aboriginal young people to connect with their culture. The project will take at risk young people on ‘Country’ to heal and to strengthen Aboriginal pride and identity. The project aims to reduce drug and alcohol misuse and to provide mental health education and support.
National Rugby League Limited
NRL Youth Advocate Program (YAP)
The NRL YAP will unite 40 Youth Advocates between 16 to 18 years who have previously participated in our social impact programs. These young people have showcased positive leadership skills and have expressed ideas on how to create positive change in their communities. We will inspire and equip participants to deliver these ideas.
Phoenix House Youth Services Incorporated
The BON APPETIT project will reduce food waste and urban loneliness through cooking and sharing meals around a table in a welcoming and inclusive environment. Supplied with food donated from OZHarvest, young people will transform ordinary ingredients into extraordinary meals to renew, revive and connect with the rest of the community.
Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW – Blacktown
Reaching Your Dreams through Music
The project aims to engage young people from Western Sydney through the development of music. The project will provide mentoring by experienced producers/vocal coaches through rehearsals with the aim of enhancing skills, talent and developing leadership opportunities. PCYC Blacktown has an operating music studio.
Port Stephens Council
Pathways and Possibilities
The Pathways and Possibilities (Research and Advocacy Project) will be developed by the Port Stephens Council Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) to define key priorities for the youth of Port Stephens aligned to Council’s current advocacy priorities. The project will encourage and promote the leadership and community development skills of young people.
Project Youth Incorporated
Beats in the ‘Burbs
Beats in the ‘Burbs project will produce youth driven, locally run, live music events.
Young people will work with youth workers, professional events planning and audio engineers and artists to gain the skills required to work in performance and events management.
Regional Youth Support Services Inc
YOP POP Ups – Peer to Peer Education Online and Offsite
YOP POP Ups Young Leaders will establish an online youth Hall of Fame identifying Central Coast talent in 4 specialist fields:
- young professionals
- Aboriginal culture
- gaming and social media
Targeted POP Up workshops will then be delivered throughout the region. They will be filmed for podcast to engage a broader youth audience to highlight alternative employment pathways, activities and skills.
Richmond Valley Council
Beats and Eats Festival – Growing Our Local Youth
The Beats and Eats Festival is a youth-driven community event where young people’s love for food is mixed with arts, culture and music. Casino’s Crawford Square will come alive with market stalls, local produce, cooking demonstrations and live music, showcasing what young people in the Richmond Valley have to offer.
Shopfront Arts Co.op. Ltd
ART PARK – Shopfront’s open space drop-in for Young People
ART PARK is a youth-led drop-in at Shopfront Arts Co-Op providing a context for young people to forge strong social connections and professional arts networks. Weekly, young people over 15 years have access to art resources, a supportive space, professional development training, mentorship and connection to a diverse network of peers.
Singleton Youth Festival
The Singleton Youth Festival project will be coordinated by Singleton’s youth team, Youth Voice, and Singleton Council. It will feature fun and creative activities, workshops and talks relating to topics and issues identified by Singleton’s young people. Youth Voice will also host an art competition with the theme ‘The 2019 Teen.’
Somali Welfare And Cultural Centre Incorporated
African Youth Create Better Future
African Youth Create Better Future project will support the cultural creativity of talented African young people through a range of cultural activities such as art, dance performance, music, video production, health and nutrition.
Sutherland Shire Family Services Inc
EDYS TV and App
EDYS TV and the EDYS App will create an online platform for young people to engage and connect with their community and easily access local resources and support services.
Sydney Story Factory Inc
Driven by the young people of Shalvey ‘What’s in a name? ‘ is a home grown mini-series, showing the real Shalvey – the people, their pride, and the peace. The mini-series will challenge the negative stereotypes and perceptions about the community.
Tamworth Regional Council
iGen Connect – Youth Activation
The iGen Connect – Youth Activation project is a Tamworth Regional Youth Council initiative. Youth Council members will plan and coordinate monthly events in Tamworth which will be accessible to all young people. The events will raise awareness on issues that impact our local young people.
Innovating Youth Work Experience (participants will re-invent title)
The project will pilot a volunteering strategy for young people to build skills and knowledge to lead the planning, development and implementation of creative arts and recreational events. This project-based learning aims to improve employability by building work skills, experience and connection with employer organisations to improve work experience opportunities.
Women’s Activities & Self Help House Inc
Fierce and Fearless- Young Women’s Circles of Empowerment and Leadership
Fierce and Fearless is a young women’s leadership and empowerment project. The project will engage local young women to develop their self-worth, inner-strength, leadership and agency to help create a more gender equitable and safe world.
Women’s Justice Network Inc
Healing from Within
The Healing from Within project will support female young people between 15 to 25 years who have been or are at risk of entering the criminal justice system to reconnect with their culture through connecting with community elders and gaining self-confidence to join local community events and organisations.
Young Change Agents Limited
Youth-led social enterprises supporting youth mental health
This project will support Young Change Agents Alumni from across NSW to launch a product-based social enterprise. These social enterprises have a common social purpose – youth mental health. The project will help them develop their enterprise skills and include a series of intensive workshops on product design and manufacturing, marketing and crowd funding.
Young Men’s Christian Association Of Sydney
Manning Youth Action (MYA) StreetgYm
The project will make free, youth-led recreation activities, workshops and events accessible to all young people in Taree and the Mid-North Coast. On a weekly basis streetgYm sessions involving popular youth recreation activities will offer important relationship building opportunities. Quarterly youth-led events will showcase local music and sporting talents in safe, youth-friendly locations.
Bay & Basin Community Resources
Youthmoves – Inspire. Create. Lead.
Youthmoves will provide its participants with the required training to successfully organise and host a series of local community events.
stART Moree is a youth-driven, locally inspired music and performance event. Participants will be mentored by professional artists and gain skills in public performance and event management.
Blacktown City Council
The Dawson 5 Experience
The Dawson 5 Experience is a youth-driven initiative designed to explore memorable employment opportunities. Participants will run pop up social enterprises in a community space to build social capacity and employability.
Big Yellow Umbrella
(previously known as: Camden Community Connections)
Can’t Touch This
Can’t Touch This is a domestic, family violence and sexual assault prevention project targeted at school students between the ages of 15 and 17 years. The project will educate and empower young people to speak up about domestic violence in their school and their community.
City of Lithgow Council
Future Finders is a leadership skills development project. Participants will develop employment interests, capabilities and skills through business and leadership workshops, employment and education taster sessions and a Youth Leadership Forum.
Clarence Valley Council
Clarence Valley Youth Connected
Clarence Youth Action is a group of regional young people who will organise regular workshops, events and activities to engage with the broader community.
Coomealla Health Aboriginal Corporation
The LifeReady Project
The LifeReady project will see Aboriginal young people better equipped with tools and skills to be ready for life as an adult.
Fairfield City Council
Choose Life (Skills)
The Choose Life (Skills) project will empower young people to possess the valuable life skills required after high school. This project will work in partnership with key services across the Fairfield LGA to provide fun, interactive activities that develop essential living skills, increase employability and build confidence.
Federation Youth Council
This project aims to establish the Federation Youth Council, which will act as a consultative body to the Federation Council. It will provide a voice for young people, focus on addressing youth issues and deliver youth-led and driven initiatives.
Gudjagang Ngara li-dhi Aboriginal Corporation
The Barudir Project (Butterfly Project)
The Barudir Project is akin to initiation, a passageway, a transformation – it will invite young people to participate in developing projects that have a youth leadership focus and address contemporary issues for Aboriginal young people.
House With No Steps
The House Force project will develop a skilled volunteer workforce. Young people with disabilities will gain the required skills and experience to secure paid employment.
Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council
Illawarra Aboriginal Youth Advisory Council
The development of the Illawarra Aboriginal Youth Advisory Council will provide Aboriginal youth a platform to be heard and opportunities to practice leadership in the area covered by the Illawarra Local Aboriginal Land Council.
Inverell Shire Council
It Starts with Me – Building Youth Opportunities in Inverell
The It Starts with Me project will engage young people in activities designed by local youth for local youth. The project will include a careers expo, workshops to build skills, inclusive community events and the creation of a directory of youth opportunities in Inverell.
Kempsey Shire Council
Macleay Youth Live!
Macleay Youth Live! is a youth-led project which will run events and creative workshops to enhance education, employment and social opportunities for young people in the Macleay. The program will mentor a core youth crew to deliver events and arts activities for young people.
Mid Mountains Neighbourhood Centre
Blue Mountains Youth Fest
The Blue Mountains Youth Fest is a community festival to be planned and implemented by young people. The event will showcase local youth activities and talent.
Mosman Municipal Council
Food, Recreation, Education, Society & Health (F.R.E.S.H.)
F.R.E.S.H (Food, Recreation, Education, Society and Health) is a youth-led initiative designed to support young people to develop practical skills in cooking alongside developing knowledge around healthy eating and nutrition.
Mt Druitt Ethnic Communities Agency
AusTalent is a performance showcase designed and coordinated by young people with migrant and refugee backgrounds. Young people engaged in this project will develop leadership and management skills. Participants will also work with peak industry bodies for the purpose of artistic development.
Musicians Making a Difference
The Street Poets
The Street Poets project is a youth-driven spoken word poetry initiative investing in the professional and creative development of young people. Participants will be mentored to produce a spoken word album and tour a live show with the message of hope and positivity.
Northern Beaches Council
Storybook Doors is a street art project developed and delivered by young people in partnership with the Northern Beaches Library, professional artists, local businesses and the community.
Prosper (Project Australia)
Feel Good Food
The Feel Good Food project is a social enterprise providing disadvantaged youth (particularly targeting young parents) with training, employment, networks, and skill development opportunities via the delivery of food stalls at community events. The Feel Good Food profits will employ young people to run stalls, deliver youth employment services, and workshops to young parents.
Queanbeyan Multilingual Centre
Growing Up In Rural NSW – Hints from Multicultural Youth
The Growing Up In Rural NSW project has arisen from consultations with multicultural youth who have identified a keenness to help others overcome the challenges they found in settling in and growing up in rural NSW.
Rap 4 Change
Rap 4 Change Youth Album and Launch Event
The Rap 4 Change project will see young people create their own music tracks to put onto their own album. Participants will organise and coordinate a launch event for their album in their local community.
Ryde Regional Radio Co-operative
Youth Radio Training Course
The Youth Radio project provides training for young people wishing to get a start in radio and the arts. It will provide an avenue for comprehensive training in radio presentation. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in the Radio Station’s Youth Jukebox program.
Let’s Lead – Leadership through Engagement & Appreciation of Diversity
Let’s Lead is a leadership project for culturally diverse young people, particularly refugee young people. The project will offer opportunities for personal development, cross-cultural learning and community engagement in an environment that values diversity and acknowledges their lived experience.
Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Snowy Monaro Youth Leadership Project
The Snowy Monaro Youth Leadership project will support and empower young people to reach their full potential, positioning them as agents for change in our local community through the establishment of a Regional Youth Council.
Sydney Writers’ Festival
Young Adults Program at Riverside Theatre
The Young Adults Program will engage youth curators from across Western Sydney and mix them with notable international guests and interstate young authors. The project will also see the establishment of a Youth Advisory Group.
We Heart Art
We Heart Art is a series of creative workshops and gallery visits for LGBTIQA young people, led by leading industry artists and professionals that will culminate in an art exhibition. The workshops will take place at Twenty10, Chippendale and the exhibition at a local artist run initiative called 107 Projects in Redfern.
Weave Youth & Community Services
Weave Youth Leadership Program
The Weave Youth Leadership program engages young people in active community participation as a pathway to education and career development.
Western Plains Regional Development
Staging the Drama – Behind the Scenes
Staging the Drama will provide young people with the skills required to create an artistic production. Professional mentors and trainers will be engaged to conduct this training. These skills will include the technical and administrative roles needed to take productions from workshop to the stage.
|Albury Wodonga Youth Emergency Services||YES Change Makers||$40,338|
|Auburn Small Community Organisation Network (ASCON)||My First Job||$45,298|
|Bara Barang Corporation||Kariong Garden of Culture and Belonging||$50,000|
|Blacktown City Council||Mt Druitt Place-Makers||$24,850|
|Blacktown Regional Economic and Employment Development Taskforce||IT LAB Quakers Hill||$50,000|
|Campbelltown City Council||Campbelltown Skate, Scooter and BMX ‘Learn to Ride’ Coaching Academy||$41,910|
|Carers NSW||Watch This Space||$42,500|
|Centre for Hope||Our Views – Exploring Issues Through Filmmaking||$14,260|
|Coast Community Connections||ASIST and Mental Health First Aid||$20,000|
|Council of the City of Ryde||2017 NSW Youth Council Conference – Making It Happen||$50,000|
|Epilepsy Association||Residential Forum for Youth Living with Epilepsy in NSW||$30,000|
|Griffith City Council||My Fest – Murrumbidgee Youth Arts Festival and Events Management||$50,000|
|Information and Cultural Exchange||Here or Wherever||$50,000|
|Intrepid Landcare Inc.||Intrepid Landcare Ambassadors and Kreative Koalas||$50,000|
|Junee Shire Council||Upskillin It||$47,000|
|Lockhart Shire Council||Operation Connect, Engage, Implement – Youth Advisory Committee in Lockhart||$15,876|
|Love Culburra Beach Festival||Young South Coasties Songwriting and Music Pathway||$48,875|
|Marist Youth Care||The Young Entrepreneurs||$48,230|
|National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy||Home Ground||$49,800|
|Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW||3FIX2GO||$35,000|
|Port Macquarie Hastings Council||Hastings Youth Builders Festival||$11,700|
Port Macquarie Neighbourhood Centre
|L2P Learner Driver Mentoring||$36,000|
|Regional Youth Support Services||A.I.R BUS – Advocacy, Information and Response on Tour||$48,500|
|Royal Life Saving Society of Australia||Youth Led Community Lifesaver Project – Regional NSW||$40,400|
|The Council of The Municipality of Kiama||Connecting Generations Through Healthy Lifestyles||$50,000|
|The Trustee for Save The Children Australia Trust||Claymore After Dark||$50,000|
|Western Plains Regional Development||Outback Drama||$8,000|
|Women In Prison Advocacy Network (WIPAN)||My Way||$48,920|
|Armidale Dumaresq Council||Armidale Leaner Driver Mentor Program||$15,000|
|Australian Afghan Hassanian Youth Association Inc.||Afghan Youth Bridging the Gap – Building Understanding and Relationships||$50,000|
|Australian Red Cross Society||Youth Leaders Empowering Young Parents at Risk Through Social Enterprise||$18,990|
|Australian South Sea Islanders (Port Jacksons) Limited||Bold Leadership Awareness Cultural Knowledge (B.L.A.C.K) Workshop||$49,950|
|Barnardos Australia||Bundaleer Youth Leadership Program||$34,667|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||Eden Youth Futures Project||$49,800|
|Blue Mountains City Council||Blue Mountains Youth Environmental and Social Change Congress – for Young People by Young People||$50,000|
|Break Thru People Solutions||Sensory Community Garden||$46,008|
|Camden Community Connections||'Get Up, Stand Up' – An Early Intervention Support Program for Young Males||$18,000|
|Cobar Shire Council||Upskilling Our Youth to Get Involved||$14,650|
|Coonamble Shire Council||Go Gular||$23,000|
|Dubbo City Council||Dubbo Volunteer Literacy Resource Kit||$25,000|
|Greater Hume Shire Council||Youth Whistle Stop Cinema||$17,474|
|Gundagai Shire Council||The Year Our Voices Broke Out – GYC Youth Radio||$35,000|
|Horn of Africa Relief and Development Agency of Australia||African and CALD Youth Mentoring Program||$13,500|
|Islamic Women’s Welfare Association||Reconnecting Australian Muslim Youth (RAMY)||$33,050|
|Kurri Kurri Community Services Limited||Drop the Beat||$50,000|
|Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation||Murdi Paaki Region Aboriginal Young Leaders||$50,000|
|Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council Inc.||Murdi Paaki Regional Rugby League Council – Community Youth Forums||$47,150|
|National Rugby League Limited||In League, In Harmony||$50,000|
|Northern Beaches Interchange Inc.||ConneXions||$30,000|
|Parramatta City Council||i-DENTITY||$50,000|
|Queanbeyan City Council||Warrambul Dyurra (Young Stars) Leadership Project||$33,000|
|RED (realising Every Dream) Inc.||The Living Resume Project and the Northern Rivers Youth Employment Website||$13,372|
|The Deaf Society of NSW||Deaf Youth Camp – Northern Rivers NSW||$44,850|
|The Lebanese Muslim Association||The Hidaya Initiative – Muslim Youth Leadership Program||$50,000|
|The Northcott Society||Navigate – Life After School||$34,988|
|The Sabian Mandaean Association in Australia Limited||Newly Arrived Mandaean Refugees Youth Camp||$9,636|
|Weave Youth and Community Services Inc.||Upper Hunter Young Mob Pilot Project||$50,000|
|Albury City Council||Aboriginal Youth Advisory Committee||$30,000|
|Australian Afghan Hassanian Youth Association Inc.||Afghan Youth Unite! – Building Bridges and Creating Change||$50,000|
|Bega Valley Shire Council||The Net-Gen Project||$49,900|
|Beyond Empathy Ltd.||stART Productions||$50,000|
|Bogal Local Aboriginal Land Council||Let’s Get Licensed||$9,050|
|Carers NSW Inc.||#YCProject||$41,566|
|Centre for Ecological Learning Inc.||Eat the Street!||$50,000|
|Cringila Community Co-operative Ltd.||Cringila Youth Project’s 'Feeling Fuli Tabuli and Fabulous!'||$50,000|
|Dubbo City Council||Centenary of Anzac Regional NSW Sleep-Out||$20,000|
|Eastlake Youth Centre Inc.||SMART (Skilled Moving and Responding Teens) chosen by young people||$50,000|
|Edgeworth Memorial Neighbourhood Centre Inc.||The Soap Box Studio||$30,000|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||NSW State Youth Council Conference 2015||$30,000|
|Goulburn Mulwaree Council||Easy Vibes Goulburn||$50,000|
|Greenacres Disability Services||Discover Camp for Youth with Disability||$1,280|
|Griffith Skills Training Centre Inc.||Driving for Community Engagement and Employment||$49,566|
|Hear For You Ltd.||NSW Hear for You Mentoring Program||$50,000|
|Jobs Australia Enterprises Ltd.||Back Track Airbase Operator Crew and Support||$49,980|
|Marist Youth Care Ltd.||RECLAIMED – a Social Enterprise for At Risk Unemployed Young People||$47,000|
|Multicultural Disability Advocacy Association of NSW Inc.||Small Stone||$50,000|
|National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy||South Sydney Game Changers||$49,526|
|Regional Youth Support Services Inc.||Central Coast iGen Project||$47,500|
|Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils||Take Charge Youth Leadership and Volunteering||$37,000|
|Somali Welfare and Cultural Centre Inc.||African Youth Refugee Recreational Project||$40,600|
|South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation||Shoalhaven Koori Young Women’s Cultural and Community Development Project||$50,000|
|Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation||Tiana Tag||$5,000|
|The Trustee for Rugby Youth Foundation Trust||Creating Chances – Social Development for Disadvantaged Youth||$50,000|
|The Trustee for Save the Children Australia Trust||Claymore Youth Advisory Committee Waste Reduction and Education Initiative||$46,833|
|Wagga Autism Support Group Inc.||Building Connections for Wagga Teens with Autism||$11,382|
|Australian Afghan Hassanian Youth Association||Weaving Webs of Support – Afghan Refugee Youth Mentoring Project||$100,000|
|Autism Advisory and Support Service||Mentored Social Skills Group for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum||$37,000|
|Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council||Aboriginal Youth Leadership – The Circle of Knowledge||$50,000|
|Bay And Basin Community Resources Inc.||Bay and Basin Youth Moves||$99,450|
|Best Employment Limited||Crossing the Divide||$100,000|
|Beyond Empathy Ltd.||Accessville – Getting Connected in Bowraville||$100,000|
|Broken Hill Art Exchange||Regional Renewal and Sustainability, Youth Program (Rr&S)||$100,000|
|Charlestown Youth and Community Centre Inc.||YPG (Young Parents Group) – Hosted by Young Parents for Young Parents||$81,011|
|City of Ryde||Our Words, Our Voices, Our Play – an Original Work by the Young Artists of Ryde Youth Theatre||$26,000|
|Cobar Shire Council||Glam it Up Cobar||$21,543|
|Dubbo City Council||2013 NSW Local Government Youth Council Conference||$20,000|
|Eastlake Youth Centre Inc.||Walk On The Positive Side||$100,000|
|Guyra Neighbourhood Centre Inc.||Leading The Way – a Guyra Youth Initiative||$100,000|
|Information and Cultural Exchange||DIY Druitt||$58,800|
|Inspire Foundation||Reach Out – Local Communities Pilot Project||$50,000|
|Nambucca Valley Youth Services Centre Inc.||Youth Enterprise Service (YES) Project||$100,000|
|National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy||Walan Barramal Indigenous Cooking Academy||$33,686|
|Snowy River Shire Council||The Resource Bank – Snowy River Shire Youth Empowerment Strategy (YES) Project||$90,800|
|Southern Youth and Family Services||‘We Can Build It’ Youth Project||$96,000|
|St Agnes Parish Port Macquarie||Port Macquarie 'Music Hub' (Hub Bookings)||$5,700|
|Taldumande Youth Services Inc.||Future Proofing||$96,800|
|The Deaf Society of NSW||Gathered, Told and Filmed – Stories of Young Deaf People’s Educational and Employment Experiences||$50,000|
|Tumut Shire Council||Bring the Noise||$60,000|
|Wagga Autism Support Group Incorporated||Disadvantaged Youth Achieve Social Outcomes Through Sport and Recreation||$10,000|
|Walgett Shire Council||Youth Engage, Encourage and Participate Initiatives (YEEPI! Project) – Lightning Ridge and Collarenebri||$64,136|
|Western College Inc.||Youth Engaging in Emergency Services (YEES)||$86,000|
|Wyong Shire Council||Youth Stuff||$92,500|
|Organisation||Project name||1st year funding||2nd year funding||Total funding|
|Barnardos Australia||Youth Works – Bundaleer||$48,500||$50,000||$98,500|
|Beyond Empathy Ltd.||Access All Areas –Opening Doors to Community for Young People in Armidale||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Bogal Local Aboriginal Land Council||Coraki Youth Horticulture Enterprise Project||$50,000||$30,000||$80,000|
|Carewest Inc.||In Their Own Words – Fostering Young People’s Leadership and Participation in Community Life||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Centre for Ecological Learning Inc.||Gen2Gen – Leaders for Tomorrow||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Community Links Wollondilly Inc.||Line Out||$36,600||$0||$36,600|
|Coonamble Shire Council||Bang the Table||$25,000||$24,904||$49,904|
|Cowra Shire Council||Friday with Friends||$40,994||$41,182||$82,176|
|Cringila Community Cooperative||Cringila Youth Project’s New Fab 4!||$49,032||$50,000||$99,032|
|Eurobodalla Shire Council||Channel E||$50,000||$23,500||$73,500|
|Goulburn Mulwaree Council||Goulburn Youth – Be Seen, Be Heard||$49,300||$49,300||$98,600|
|Griffith Skills Training Centre Ltd.||Driving for Training, Education and Community Engagement||$49,862||$49,862||$99,724|
|Kiama Council||Kiama Youth Belonging Project||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Life Without Barriers||Make Your Mark At School, TAFE or Work||$50,000||$0||$50,000|
|Macarthur Disability Services||'Artways' Youth Development and Mentoring Program||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Macarthur Diversity Services Initiative Inc.||Drive to Life||$50,000||$30,000||$80,000|
|Marist Youth Care||Marist Youth Care’s Healthy Work Lunches and Practical Life Skills Project||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|MusicNSW Inc.||Youth Education – Getting into the Music and Entertainment Industries||$10,870||$19,930||$30,800|
|Nepean Community and Neighbourhood Services||Making Tracks Mentoring Project||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Newcastle City Council – the Loft Youth Arts and Cultural Centre||Reaching Out – An Aboriginal Youth Arts and Cultural Heritage Program||$19,160||$20,280||$39,440|
|Regional Youth Support Services||Central Coast Youth Leadership Project||$42,000||$48,000||$90,000|
|Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils||Youthroc –Building Regional Leadership Capacity Project||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Rugby Youth Foundation||Community Leadership – Inspiring Participation in Physical Activity in Western Sydney||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Somali Welfare and Cultural Association||African Youth Refugee Project – Recreational Program||$40,600||$40,600||$81,200|
|STARTTS||Coffs Harbour Youth Sport and Arts Project||$45,950||$45,950||$91,900|
|Upper Hunter Shire Council||Upper Hunter Youth Council Country Kids Connection||$39,660||$27,460||$67,120|
|Wagga Wagga City Council||Wagga Wagga Learner Driver Mentoring Program (WWLDMP)||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Warringah Council||'Have You Herd’ Youth Phone App, Website and Promotion||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Warrumbungle Shire Council||Warrumbungle Shire Youth Council and Community Youth Action Groups||$30,446||$27,406||$57,852|
|WEAVE Youth Family Community Inc.||'SWITCH' Youth Mentoring, Leadership and Community Development Project||$50,000||$50,000||$100,000|
|Young Shire Council||Young Youth Opportunities Project (YYO)||$26,000||$43,250||$69,250|
|Youth Action and Policy Association (YAPA) Inc.||Youth Participation Grants Program 2012||$50,000||$0||$50,000|