Deadline: 28 October 2016
The Department of Employment is seeking applications for Round 2 of Empowering YOUth Initiatives Grant to provide funding of up to $5 million per proposal for not-for-profit and non-government organisations to deliver new and different approaches to help vulnerable young people with the skills they need on their pathway to employment.
The primary objective of the Empowering Youth Initiatives is to help more young people at risk of long-term unemployment to find and keep a job.
- Help more young people at risk of long-term unemployment to find and a keep a job
- Identify innovative approaches that have the greatest potential to improve employment outcomes for young people at risk of long-term unemployment and prevent long-term welfare dependency
- Promote learnings from the Empowering YOUth Initiatives to assist Government and organizations working with young people to enhance current and future service delivery.
- Indigenous young people
- Young people in areas of Australia with high youth unemployment
- Apprenticeships and traineeships
- Creating new pathways to employment, or major improvement to pathways for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
- The target group for the Empowering YOUth Initiatives is young people aged 15-24 years (inclusive) who are long-term unemployed, or at risk of becoming long-term unemployed.
- As such, it is expected that organizations will develop proposals targeting vulnerable young people with a right to work in Australia. This includes:
- Australian citizens
- holders of permanent visas
- New Zealand Special Category Visas
- nominated Visa Holders (including Temporary Protection Visa Holders and Safe Haven Visa Holders).
How to Apply
Applicants can apply via given website.
For more information, please visit YOUth Initiatives.