The Youth Action Projects Grant Scheme is now open to individuals and organisations supporting activities important to young Australians, thanks to the NSW Nationals in the federal government.

NSW Nationals Member for Parkes Mark Coulton said grants of between $5000 and $20,000 were available for projects which respond to the social challenges facing those aged 15–24.

“Projects need to be either new initiatives that recognise and respond to the hardship young people face now and will face in the future, or existing initiatives which already provide a valuable ongoing service to young people, but which need further funding to continue,” Mr Coulton said.

“Funds can be used to pay for any type of project including but not limited to staffing, equipment purchase, consumables or marketing.”

The grant round closes October 7, 2020. For more information and to download the application form, visit