Large grants program for regional NSW - funded projects

Applications will remain open until 31 December 2022 or until funds are fully expended, whichever is sooner. View eligibility information.

Project title

Brief Project Description

Organisation name

Project LGA

Amount approved

The Byron Youth Empowerment Strategy (YES)

The Byron Youth Empowerment Strategy will deliver resilience-building group activities for young women and those in the Byron Shire who identify as LGBTQIA+ to empower and build resilience skills, strengthen mental health and connect to support networks that can help them reclaim wellbeing and capacity to manage in future disasters.

Byron Youth Service Inc.

Byron Shire Council


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Connections

This project will provide playgroups and community events for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families in the Goulburn area. This pilot program is a first for Goulburn aiming to provide ongoing social connections and early education support within the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Goulburn Schools as Community Care

Goulburn Mulwaree Council


Youth Mentoring Program

The Youth Mentoring Program was co-designed with youth and aims to tackle the issues within the local youth community related to mental health, a lack of youth leadership, and the physical and mental training needed to become healthy young people.

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Goulburn Mulwaree Council


Regional kids Year 5-6 wellbeing leadership project

This pilot project will be delivered by Centacare at seven primary schools in remote regional NSW, aiming to help years 5 and 6 students to identify self-care needs and wellbeing opportunities and build resilience before they begin high school.

Centacare South West NSW

Wagga Wagga City Council


Changemakers Program

Changemakers is a six-month program of immersive mental health and change-making workshops empowering young people between aged 14-18 to create positive change in their own lives and their communities.

Sonder Youth Ltd

Shoalhaven City Council


Mob Studio Sessions

Mob Studio Sessions is a collaborative 12-month project focussing on the wellbeing of children and young people in a creative, fun, educational, and culturally safe music environment, providing young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people access to quality music education using song writing, recording and performance, in a partnership between Mad Proppa Deadly and the New England Conservatorium of Music.

New England Conservatorium of Music

Armidale Regional Council


Raise Youth Mentoring Program - Narrabri High School and Wee Waa High School

The Raise mentoring programs at Narrabri High School and Wee Waa High School is a 22-week early-intervention, best- practice mentoring program matching young people in years 8 and 9 with volunteer mentors to work with them to build self-worth, resilience and engagement with education using the Raise Foundation’s evidence-based mentoring curriculum.

The Trustee for Raise Foundation

Narrabri Shire Council


Get Active United: Guyra-Armidale-Uralla youth sport and physical activity program

Get Active United will provide targeted opportunities for primary school-aged students from select schools in Guyra, Armidale and Uralla to participate in extracurricular physical activities that enhance wellbeing, resilience and have therapeutic benefit whilst simultaneously supporting Health and Physical Education (HPE) syllabus learning.

University of New England

Armidale Regional Council


Boys to the Bush Program

Boys to the Bush will deliver three programs for groups of 10 targeted year-5 students using their successful model for engagement and preventive intervention, spreading messages of positive mental health awareness for young people with complex needs or disadvantaged backgrounds.  

NSW Government Schools - Albury Public School

Albury City Council


Children's physical and verbal coaching

This project will provide staff at the rural Willow Tree Preschool with training in paediatric speech pathology and occupational therapy assistance to help deliver therapeutic benefits to local preschool children and address health service gaps in the regional area.

Willow Tree Preschool Inc

Liverpool Plains Shire Council


Resilience Project

This project will see The Resilience Project provide an evidence-based positive mental health program to build resilience and happiness, focusing on a whole-of-school approach by working with teachers, students and parents to proactively build and maintain their collective social and emotional skills and instil an inclusive and supportive school environment.

Orange City Council

Orange City Council


PCYC Walgett - Friday Night We Are Alright!

PCYC Walgett’s U-NITES project is a responsive and multifaceted program of hosted activities aiming to reduce barriers to participation, and build trust, community connection, resilience and a sense of belonging among young people in the local area. The weekly program will feature a combination of creative expression, sporting activities, cultural education, health, wellbeing and life skills workshops and crime prevention activities.

Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW LTD (PCYC Walgett)

Walgett Council


PCYC Wellington - Connecting to Sport

PCYC Wellington – Connecting to Sports program aims to build resilience, health and wellbeing, improve educational engagement, foster recovery from adverse events and reduce offending behaviour in Wellington through delivery of multi-sport activities, sports competitions, living skills programs, art activities, cultural activities, mentoring and peer support, and connection to service providers for children and young people in a safe and supervised environment one afternoon a week.

Police Citizens Youth Clubs NSW LTD

Dubbo Regional Council


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