Shape It! grants for regional youth advisory groups
Shape It! grants kick-starting change in rural and regional communities - now open!
Applications for the second round of Shape It! grants are now open! The grants provide one-off seed funding for youth advisory groups in rural and regional Victoria to kick-start a project to create positive change in their local area.
From a cyber safety campaign to a youth mental health film festival to social enterprise workshops, the Shape It! grants have helped kick-start twenty fantastic projects from all over Victoria (check out the table below!).
Part of the Victorian Government’s $3.2 million Shape It! strategy, the grants are all about helping young people living in regional and rural Victoria get involved and engaged in decisions that affect them. They aim to help you create a positive change in your community on an issue you care about.
Who can apply?
Youth advisory groups such as youth councils, youth advisory committees or youth action groups are already creating change in their local community. These grants will give more young people a chance to have a say in future community directions, strengthen connections and develop new skills.
How to apply
To apply for a grant, simply download and complete an application form and return it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications close 29 August 2014.
For more details about Shape It! you can call the Department of Human Services’ Community Inclusion Unit on (03) 9096 1392 or email email@example.com.
Shape It! Grant Recipients
The following projects have already been funded by the Shape It! grants. Could your project be next?
|Youth Advisory Group||Project Title||Local Government Area|
|Central Goldfields Youth Advisory Committee||Team Building Project||Central Goldfields|
|Castlemaine District Community Health Youth Clinic Peer Support Group||Youth Clinic Peer Support Program||Mount Alexander|
|Bellarine Youth Action Crew||Online feeling fine||Greater Geelong|
|Youth Foundation Neerim District||Neerim district young people use your voice||Baw Baw|
|Bendigo Youth Advisory Group||Kinder BMX upgrade||Greater Bendigo|
|South Gippsland Youth Council||MHAD music event and seminar||South Gippsland|
|Wangaratta Youth Council||Green It Up!||Wangaratta|
|Moira Junior Council||Moira Face OFF! Community Cyber Safety Program||Moira|
|Swan Hill Rural City Council's NOVO group||Litter Bugs Us||Swan Hill|
|Mitchell Youth Council||The Big Splash||Mitchell|
|Gannawarra Shire Youth Council||Youth Council Rocks Road show||Gannawarra|
|Mansfield Skate Park Action Group||SPAGABILITY||Mansfield|
|Latrobe City Youth Council||Community Skate Jam||Latrobe|
|Centre for Multicultural Youth Ballarat's Multicultural Youth Advisory and Social Group||Regional Connect Up Project||Ballarat|
|Corinella and District Community Centre's Waterline Action Group for Youth||Waterline Soccer Group||Bass Coast|
|BYPASS - headspace Ballarat Youth Reference Group||BYPASS festival||Ballarat|
|Word and Mouth’s Amplified Youth Committee||Responsible use of Social Media forum||Greater Shepparton|
|Buloke Youth Advisory Committee||Speak Up Buloke||Buloke|
|Ballarat Youth Council||Youth Mental Health Film Festival||Ballarat|
|Youth Innovation Centre's Youth Advisory Group||Youth Innovation' Our Future||Greater Bendigo|