The Foundation for Young Australians and the Australian Government Department of Health developed the Youth Action Project Grant Scheme to improve outcomes for young people with a focus on transport, mental health, employment issues, and on recovery efforts in response to COVID-19 and the Australian Bushfires. 

Grants of between $5000 and 20,000 were allocated to new and existing projects that support young people aged 15 to 24 as they navigate and recover from these ongoing challenges. 

A total of $16,850,491 was requested at an average of $15,733 per project. 

 

1071

Applications received

$950K

of funding distributed to 56 initiatives

66%

of applications focussed on the impact of COVID-19

350 Pacific Climate Warriors


A Brave Life – Live Life Brave: LifeSkills Program


Anika Legal – COVID-19 Evictions Prevention Service


Australian Digital Job Accelerator


B.L.E.E.D Mentoring – Drumbeat Program


Bara Barang – Dream Builders in Hospitality: Kitchen Operations


batyr – batyr@school


Bluebird Foundation – North Youth Theatre


Byron Youth Service – YAC Radio


Carclew – From survive to thrive


Cassandra Maxine Fletcher – The Youth Collective


Castlemaine State Festival – CSF Youth Media Team


Catalysr – Young Migrapreneurs


Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare – Empathy and Action: Learning from Care Leavers


Children and Young People with Disability Australia – Digital Access and Inclusion Guide


Conscious Creative (HoMie) – HoMie Alumni Community


Disability Justice Network – Disability Justice Learning Hub


Dismantle Incorporated – Youth Employment Scheme


Face of the Straits – health information for the Torres Strait led by young people


Great Southern Employment Development Committee – Wheels for Work

Heaps Decent – Big Up


Hoops 4 Health – Calmness on the Court


Hue – Resilience, Strength and Tackling Racism in the time of COVID-19


Human Nature Adventure Therapy – Regener8


Keilor Downs College – Healthy, Happy Minds Mural


Luke Priddis Foundation – Adventure Seekers Game Development Project


Mad Proppa Deadly Indigenous Corporation – Grounded in Music


Marlikka Perdrisat – Blak Edit


Ngalaya Indigenous Corporation – First Nations legal career pathways


North Queensland Ummah Care Ltd – Transport for Townsville Multicultural Youth Soccer Program


OceanMind – COVID-19 Community Boost


Para Hills High School – Driving for success


Project Rockit – Supporting young people to thrive in COVID-19


SBH Queensland – Young Adult COVID-19 Re-Connect Independence Camp


SCARF Refugee Support – Speed networking series for refugee youth


She’s A Crowd – Raise the Crowd


Society Melbourne – home.plate


Somali Welfare and Cultural Centre – Young, Skilled and Creative!


Sonder Youth Ltd – Changemakers Program

South Sudanese Youth O


St Vincent de Paul Society – The Farm


SYN Media – SYN Production Services


Tende Back Scout Group (Donvale, VIC) – Access for all outdoors


The Girls Leadership Network – Girls Leadership Network Workshops


Oaktree Foundation – Building the Capacity of Young Changemakers


Think Forward – Tik Tok Tax: An economics education and communication program for 15-25 year olds


Titjimbat Gija (Teachabout Inc.) – Supporting young Aboriginal people through COVID-19 recovery


TriMob – TriMob Youth


Ubuntu Project Inc.  – Empowering the 9 Towers


Uplift – Young Designers Program


Weenthunga Health Network – Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands


Young Change Agents – National Coronvirus Youth Incubator Program


Youth Collective North East Coast Tasmania – YCNECT Vehicle and Mobile Outreach


Yuragana Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation


Zak Tilley Youth Screen-Printing – Young Screen-Prints


Zoe Support Australia – Butterfly Bus Transport Program