About the program
The Youth Engagement Scheme will enable organisations to target disengaged youth by assisting them to connect with their communities through a range of sport and active recreation activities. These activities are required to be provided in safe environments with mentors and leaders experienced in working with disengaged youth. Programs are required to increase participation in physical activity and offer volunteer and leadership opportunities to increase capability, build resilience and sustainability.
Applicants may request funding up to $30,000. Projects must commence between 1 January and 30 May 2018.
Programs will seek to increase participation in physical activity and offer volunteer and leadership opportunities to increase capability, build resilience and sustainability.
Disengaged youth aged eight to 18 years residing in lower socio-economic areas in metropolitan and regional locations. For the purpose of this project ‘disengaged’ refers to young people who are at a heightened risk of engaging in negative or dangerous behaviours, or being impacted on by the negative behaviours of others, due to factors including but not limited to:
- Disengagement from education, training or employment;
- Exposure to violence and or substance abuse in home, peer group, or community; and
- Involvement with justice and/or child safety systems.
- Increase participation of the target group in community sport and active recreation;
- Provide sport and active recreation volunteer and leadership opportunities for the target group;
- Increase partnerships between community service organisations, sports and community clubs; and
- Increase participant wellbeing and self-esteem through connection to the community.