Engage! | Youth Central

Grants between $135,000 and $180,000 over three years are available to deliver leadership and skill development, peer connection and celebration opportunities for Victoria’s young people.

Message from the Minister for Youth, The Hon. Ros Spence MP

“The Victorian Government wants every young person to have the opportunities and support they need to achieve their goals and to be respected and engaged as valued members of their local community."

About the program:

Engage! offers grants between $135,000 to $180,000 over three years for community organisations and local governments to deliver a range of activities and projects that meet the individual goals and aspirations of young Victorians aged 12 to 25.

Activities may include leading a project, learning new skills to support transition to adult life, connecting with peers and trusted adults or showcasing young people's skills and talents within their local community.

Activities must be delivered across all three categories:

  • Category 1: Youth Engagement and Participation – promote the voices of young people and participation in decision making
  • Category 2: Youth Development – activities that support young people to develop new skills through training, mentoring or volunteering
  • Category 3: Youth Celebration – activities that showcase and recognise young people’s contribution to the community.

Service delivery must take place between 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2024. 

Applications are now closed.

Program resources:

Engage! 2022-24 program Grant Guidelines

Engage! project plan template