The Youth Engagement Scheme is a funding program designed to support local governments and not for profit organisations in the delivery of programs to disengaged youth aged eight to 18 years residing in low socio-economic areas.
The scheme will enable targeted youth to connect with their communities through a range of sport and active recreation activities. Programs will be delivered in safe environments (with experienced mentors and leaders) and will offer volunteer and leadership opportunities to increase capability, build resilience and sustainability.
Programs will seek to increase participation in physical activity and offer volunteer and leadership opportunities to increase capability, build resilience and sustainability.
2015 funding round
The Youth Engagement Scheme was first initiated in 2015/16, with 13 organisations receiving a total of $459,800 to implement projects during the 2016 calendar year in both regional and metropolitan locations. More information about these programs can be found here.