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. 



Applications received


of funding distributed to 56 initiatives


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 Project – Young Designers Program

Weenthunga Health Network – Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands

Young Change Agents – National Resilience 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