Youth Engagement Program


Grants of up to $30,000 have been provided to support rural and regional local governments to develop youth engagement strategies, activities and solutions.

These will enable young people in rural and regional Victoria to participate in community life.

This program recognises that some young people experience significant barriers to active participation in their community, including:

  • Young people living in areas of high socio-economic disadvantage
  • Indigenous young people
  • Young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Young people experiencing mental or physical health issues
  • Young people living with a disability
  • Newly arrived young people
  • Same-sex attracted and gender diverse young people

Through the development of appropriate youth engagement strategies, activities and solutions, local governments will be better equipped to increase the engagement of these young people in local government and community decision-making.

Grant recipients 2016-17

Local GovernmentProject
City of Greater GeelongKoorie Youth Leadership and Advisory Group
Ballarat City CouncilPITCH-UP
Southern Grampians Shire CouncilCrazy Ideas College
Glenelg Shire CouncilYouth Action Crew Heywood
Mildura Rural City CouncilPartners for Youth Project
Buloke Shire CouncilYouth Building Places and Spaces
Loddon Shire CouncilYouth Building Places and Spaces
Wodonga City CouncilNothing about us without us

The 2016-17 grant round is closed. For more information, please contact

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