Youth grants

Youth grants are available to help young people to develop project that enrich the cultural and social life of our communities.

Government and community grants available to youth and youth organisations.

Current youth grants

Rural and regional local government youth engagement program

The Rural and regional local government youth engagement program supports rural and regional local governments to develop youth engagement strategies, activities and solutions that better support young people who are not well represented to participate in community life in rural and regional Victoria.  See the Rural and regional local government youth engagement program page for more information.

FReeZA

The Victorian Government provides annual funding of $2.4 million for FReeZA program, with local governments and community organisations receiving grants to deliver up to 15 events over three years, supported by a FReeZA committee made up of young people aged 12 to 25. Each year, these local FReeZA committees plan and stage over 400 events that are attended by more than 130,000 young people across Victoria. See the Freeza page for more information.

Be heard! community radio program

Be heard! grant program will provide funding up to $5,000 to community radio stations in rural and regional Victoria to increase the participation of young people aged 12-25 in producing and broadcasting radio programs, enabling skills and career pathways to develop.  See the music and culture page for more information.