Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge

Up to $50,000 is available to improve the health and wellbeing of Victoria’s next generation.

Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge

Overview

VicHealth’s Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge grants will provide funding for projects which promote community and young people’s (12–25 years old) resilience, social connection and mental wellbeing.

 

Background

Uncertainty, rapid change and unpredictable outcomes are the new normal. VicHealth’s Mental Wellbeing Strategy identifies new approaches for building resilience in young people and working in key settings to make a positive difference and create a bright future for young Victorians.

As part of this strategy, VicHealth and the CSIRO recently released Bright Futures: Megatrends impacting the mental wellbeing of young Victorians over the coming 20 years. This report informs and influences the issues we need to consider, and ways in which we work with young people, to better prepare them for the future.

With nearly one million young people in our State aged between 12 and 25 years, we are focused on working with partners to take advantage of new opportunities and to tackle emerging challenges.

 

Funding

VicHealth’s Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge will provide funding at two tiers – up to $15,000 and up to $50,000 – for a period of 12 months. Those projects which demonstrate the greatest potential during this initial pilot stage may be offered further development funding in the subsequent 24 months.

Councils can apply by completing and submitting a Bright Futures Challenge application below. You can also submit a 90-second video to strengthen your proposal.

 

Eligible Projects

VicHealth’s Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge will fund:

  • Reasonable staff costs to engage a contractor or reimburse staffing costs for existing employees delivering agreed activities.
  • New initiatives in line with funding requirements, or delivery of clearly identified outcomes that build upon and add value to existing council work.
  • Incentives and prizes for competitions where relevance to local context, value for money and equitable approach are demonstrated.
  • Design, publication or production costs for local materials and collateral where clear VicHealth branding is included
  • Reasonable advertising or media costs for activity promotions.
  • Resources or tools that can be owned/managed by council and shared among project partners and the community to support ongoing resilience and social connection.
  • Reasonable and necessary costs of facilitation for approved events, such as healthy catering, facility hire and administrative costs.
  • Reasonable staff costs to engage a contractor or reimburse staffing costs for existing employees delivering agreed activities.
  • New initiatives in line with funding requirements, or delivery of clearly identified outcomes that build upon and add value to existing council work.

 

Eligible Applicants

All Victorian councils are eligible to apply and must have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding that has been received from VicHealth.

All VicHealth’s Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge applications must be submitted online in accordance with timelines and processes outlined.

 

Timing

Applications close 11 August 2016.

 

More Information

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