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Australian Scholarships Foundation

FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

Overview / Purpose

This program aims to assist communities in adopting one of the seven Heywire ideas.

The seven ideas are:
- Need a Nanna Network (NANN): Keeping young people out of detention
- Dear CRIS: A pen-pal program to connect rural and international students and address racism
- Tech Hub in the Scrub: Creating better access to technology in rural and remote Australia
- Ag Boom: Getting more youth into agriculture
- One Drop: Supporting people affected by substance abuse and creating resilient communities
- LGBTQ&A: Empowering young LGBTQI+ people and creating equality
- Common Connections: Encouraging mental wellbeing and building resilient communities

Grants of up to $10,000 are available.

A total funding pool of up to $100,000 is available in 2017.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants include not-for-profit community based organisations with an Australian Business Number (ABN) or Incorporation Certificate.
Eligible Activities

Eligible projects must:
- Implement or pilot one of the seven 2017 Heywire ideas.
- Be undertaken between September 2017 to September 2018.
- Take place in regional Australia – they must be outside of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include whether the applications:
- Involve local youth in the application, proposed project management and implementation.
- Articulate the need for the project in the community, as well as the project’s desired impact.
- Include a detailed project plan, which includes key tasks, people, responsibilities, resources required, timelines, outputs, strategies for engaging youth and the evaluation of impact.
- Demonstrate community partnerships. Communities that submit one application will receive preference over those that submit multiple applications.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Business-as-usual operating costs and administration.
- Projects that do not have any youth involvement.
- Groups that have overdue fnal reports with FRRR.

Applications from sporting organisations need to clearly demonstrate a beneft to the wider community.

Program ID: 12736
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Closing Date
15 May, 2017

Closing Information
This program is available annually. The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type

Funding Amount
Min:  N/A  - Max:  $10,000

Available funds

Matching Contribution?



Rural, Regional



Community Services

Program administrator
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR)

Telephone: 1800 170 020
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