Richmond and Collingwood Youth Program Grants Opening 17 October 2016

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Council has called for applications for the Richmond and Collingwood Youth Program Grants

Council invites medium-large organisations to design programs which identify and address the needs of 8 to 21 year olds living on the Richmond and/or Collingwood Housing Estates.

The Richmond and Collingwood Youth Program Grants aims to ensure:

  • Children and young people have access to regular and inclusive programs during term time and school holidays within a safe environment on the Collingwood and Richmond housing estates;
  • Children and young people have opportunities to learn new skills and build positive relationships, confidence and resilience;
  • Children and young people are encouraged to provide ideas and drive the design, planning and management of spaces and activities that enhance their health and wellbeing;
  • Children and young people have access to information both online and offline about services, programs and events when they need it; and that

The successful organisation/s works in partnership with children and young people and their families, schools, community agencies, and youth service providers to ensure a robust and integrated service system that fosters and promotes enhanced health and wellbeing outcomes for young people.

$85,000 per annum is available per estate, for a three year term from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2020.

Applicants may propose projects which take place on either Richmond or Collingwood Estate, or may propose a program that runs across both estates.

Successful applicants will offer programs that run for the full three year term of the grant and applicants are encouraged to incorporate formal partnerships with local community groups, organisations and/or neighbourhood houses to draw on existing relationships and to ensure the successful project/s have lasting impact.

Application criteria can be found in the Guidelines here: pdf format Richmond and Collingwood Youth Program Grants - 2017-20 Guidelines (1.34 MB)


Council is holding two information sessions for applicants and those seeking further information on the grants and how to apply at: Meeting Room One, Richmond Town Hall, 333 Bridge Rd Richmond on Tuesday 11 October at 10:00am and Collingwood Library Meeting Room, 11 Stanton Street, Abbotsford, on Monday 17 October at 10AM.

Please RSVP to one of these sessions via email to: or call 9426 1465.


To apply for a grant, please visit

For more information, contact the Yarra Grants Team on 9205 5170 or at

The round opens on 17 October 2016 and applications close at 12:00am Friday 25 November 2016.

Further information
Yarra Grants Team
Emily Fitzgerald or Julie Davies
9205 5170

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