Youth Engagement Grants

Community Crime Prevention

Relevent Country: Australia

The Youth Engagement Grants are open to small multicultural and Aboriginal clubs and organisations to support children and young people aged 8 to 24 make positive life choices, establish strong community connections and prevent contact with police and the justice system.

The grants will support projects that use cultural connection, sport, arts, music or other creative activities to engage children and young people.

The grants also support smaller community organisations build their capacity to engage with their community to implement local solutions and to provide early support to children and young people and connect them with other supports and services as needed.

Funding Information

  • Grants of up to $50,000 are available. Approximately $900,000 is available for this round.
  • Funded projects can run for up to 2 years but must be completed by no later than May 2025.

Eligible Projects

Grants funding can be used for new or existing activities, such as sports, arts, and music, that support and strengthen children and young people’s connection to:

  • community, family and friends
  • culture
  • education, training, and pathways to employment, and
  • developing life skills and experience.
  • Funding may also cover:
  • equipment costs such as uniforms, balls, paint, canvasses, as part of a broader project
  • reasonable venue and transport costs
  • insurance costs related to delivery of the project.

Eligibility Criteria

Organisations are eligible to apply for a grant if they meet all of the following criteria:

  • Are led by multicultural or Aboriginal community members in Victoria
  • Have an annual income of less than $500,000 between 1 July 2021 and 30 June 2022
  • Are a not-for-profit community organisation
  • Are an incorporated separate legal entity or can be auspiced by an incorporated organization
  • Provide evidence of progress towards alignment to Victoria’s 11 Child Safe Standards. This may include, for example, a publicly accessible child safe policy; a Code of Conduct; Child safe risk management procedures; Working with Children Checks; screening processes for employees and volunteers; incident reporting policies; or staff training and awareness of child safety matters.
  • Provide evidence of one of the following (where there is an auspice arrangement, relevant information should be provided by the auspicing organisation): existing child abuse insurance cover, OR current quote/s that have been obtained for child abuse insurance cover, OR information regarding the steps that have been taken to obtain a quote for child abuse insurance cover.


  • Organisations that don’t meet all of the eligibility criteria
  • Individuals or sole traders
  • Local government authorities
  • Other government agencies
  • Organisations based outside of Victoria
  • Organisations proposing activities outside of Victoria.