Engage! | Youth Central

About Engage!

Engage! is part of the Victorian Government’s vision that every young person should have the opportunities and support they need to reach their full potential, including those who face disadvantage.

Engage! 2018–20 offers funding of between $90,000 to $150,000 over three years to local governments and community organisations to work with young people to develop and deliver activities that engage young people in their local community.

Engage! funds organisations that support young Victorians aged 12–25 years of age (especially diverse groups of young people) to:

  • have a greater connection to and active participation in their local community
  • build their skills and knowledge, and pathways to employment, training and education
  • improve their health and wellbeing and social connections to friends, family and the community.

Engage! supports the Victorian Government’s ongoing commitment to better connect young people with their communities, as outlined in the Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement.

Engage! 2018–20 program

On 31 January 2018, the Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos MP, announced three year funding for organisations to deliver the Victorian Government’s $12.3 million Engage! 2018–20 program.

“We want young Victorians from all walks of life to achieve their goals and kick goals for the community – these grants help them do that,” said Ms Mikakos.

More than $12.3 million will be provided for 107 programs delivered by local governments and community organisations over the next three years, supporting projects that help young people to actively participate in and connect with their local community.

More Information

If you have any questions about Engage! contact the Office for Youth on (03) 9096 3004 or email Engage@dhhs.vic.gov.au.

Applications for the Engage! 2018–20 program closed in 2017. As Engage! is a three year program, applications will not be accepted until the next grant round – scheduled for 2019.

Read the listing of Engage! 2018–20 funded programs Word (24KB).

Read the Media Release.

Read the Victorian Government Youth Policy.