Youth Led Grants

Applications open in August 2024

From August 2024, young people in Yarra can apply for a Youth-Led Grant of up to $3,000 from a total funding pool of $30,000 allocated for 2024/25.

Youth-Led Grants are for Yarra-based projects or events delivered by young people for young people.

Here are some examples of last year’s projects.


You can apply individually or as part of a group. To be eligible, you must:

  • be aged 16 to 25 years
  • live, work, study or have a strong connection to the City of Yarra.

Applications will open on 1 August 2024 and close in May 2025 or once the available funding has been fully allocated.

Read the Youth-Led Grant Guidelines

Application criteria

  • All applicants need to be sponsored and mentored by an incorporated not-for-profit organisation or school.
  • Projects will need to be completed by 31 December 2025.
  • The final report and acquittal for the project within two months of the projects completion. 
  • All applications from young people aged 16-17 years must have parental consent.

Applications will be assessed by Council officers and priority will be given to projects, activities or events that can support the key priorities in our 0 – 25 Years Plan.

How do I apply?

Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Idil Ali, Youth Participation & Advocacy Officer on 9426 1455 or at [email protected] for planning advice, application support or help finding a sponsor organisation.

Apply for Youth-Led Grants