16-14 – 2016-17 Youth Opportunities funding now open

What’s new or changing

Applications are now open for funding from the Youth Opportunities Grant Program for projects to be run in 2017.

The Youth Opportunities Grant Program provides one-off, time-limited grants of up to $50,000 to organisations and local councils for youth-led and youth-driven community projects that have a positive youth development focus.

What this will mean for your council

Up to $1.1 million is available State-wide for projects to be conducted between January and December 2017. Since the program was launched in 2012, more than $6.8 million has been provided for 120 local projects throughout NSW.

Key points

Funded projects from previous rounds have focused on giving young people the opportunity to develop a range of skills, including: life skills and healthy behaviours; leadership, communication and teamwork; event management and planning; and providing volunteering opportunities that link young people to further education and training.

Online applications close at 5pm on Monday 27 June 2016

Where to go for further information

The grants program is administered by the Department of Family and Community Services. For further information or to apply please visit

Tim Hurst

Acting Chief Executive