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FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

Closing date: 14/05/2019

$100,000 in Youth Innovation Grants available.  Make a change – apply now!

In 2019, FRRR and our donor partners are again offering $100,000 in funding to assist not-for-profit community-based organisations in rural, regional and remote Australia adopt and act on one of the seven innovative Heywire project ideas. The communities selected to pilot the programs will implement their projects in the next 12 months from September 2019.

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Youth Opportunities Grant

Funding body: NSW Government

Closing date: 16/07/2019

The Youth Opportunities program provides one-off, time-limited grants between $10,000 and $50,000 to non-government organisations and local government.

Funding is for new projects that enable young people to participate in community development activities.

The Youth Opportunities program is based on evidence which shows that with the proper support and opportunity all young people can address and overcome a range of risk factors in their lives.

Projects funded under the Youth Opportunities program are to involve young people at every stage of the project – from identifying the need, through to design, project delivery and final review and recognition. Projects which are genuinely youth-led and youth-driven are those initiated by young people in response to what they have said they need.

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Stronger Country Communities Fund – Round Three

Funding body: NSW Government

Closing date: 27/09/2019

Stronger Country Communities Fund Round Three is now open, and will be delivering $100 million for community projects in regional NSW, with at least $50 million for youth-related projects. The third round of the Stronger Country Communities Fund increases the total value of the Regional Growth Fund to $1.7 billion.

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RASF Vocational Education and Training (VET) Scholarship

Closing date: 10/02/2019

Closing Soon!

VET Scholarships are available to students studying at, or who will enrol to study at registered training organisations including TAFE and local colleges in 2019. The scholarship aims to support individuals in NSW who demonstrate a commitment to a career in rural and regional NSW.

Scholarships of up to $6,000 for full-time study or up to $3,000 for part-time study are available in 2019.

Applicants for a VET Scholarship must:

  • Be enrolled in or applying for study in any accredited VET (Vocational Education and Training) course at an approved Australian education provider
  • Demonstrate a desire to contribute to the future of rural NSW
  • Demonstrate how a scholarship would assist them in achieving their education or training goal
  • Be an Australian citizen or permanent resident

Note: Students completing school-based apprenticeships and traineeships are not eligible to apply. Applicants must be school leavers having completed a minimum of year 10.

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Aboriginal Early Childhood Education Scholarships Program

Funding body: NSW Government

The scholarships go beyond financial assistance, with the Department of Education supporting scholarship recipients throughout their studies by linking them with mentoring programs and other support.

The program will link students with an appropriate mentor for the duration of their studies.

An increase in Aboriginal early childhood teachers will help ensure that Aboriginal perspectives are embedded in early childhood education, and that preschools are welcoming and inclusive places for all children.

Up to 15 scholarships will be awarded every year from 2018 to 2020.

Successful applicants will be offered a scholarship of up to $20,000 to complete a four-year equivalent bachelor level early childhood education teaching qualification (or similar).

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Youth Jobs PaTH

Funding body: Australia Government

Provide businesses with assistance and funding of up to $1000, plus insurance, to trial a young person aged between 17-24 to make sure they’re suitable for employment within the business, and up to $10,000 for businesses that hire an eligible young person.



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Fee-Free Apprenticeships

Funding body: NSW Government - VET

Start date: 01/07/2018

There’s never been a better time to start an apprenticeship in NSW. From 1 July 2018, the NSW Government is paying the course cost for 100,000 new apprenticeships – meaning students no longer face a qualification fee of up to $2000.

Apprenticeships are a great career pathway. They combine on-the-job training with classroom study to give you the skills and experience employers are looking for. Apprenticeships generally take around 3-4 years to complete, and apprentices earn a salary while they learn.

There are more than 120 different apprenticeship courses available in NSW, in a range of industries including construction, cooking, aviation and automotive. Learning a trade is a smart way to secure your future – in the next 12 months alone, experts predict NSW will need another 50,000 skilled construction workers and 19,000 chefs.

Find all NSW apprenticeship courses here.

Our fee-free apprenticeship training brochure has more information.

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