FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants

Application Date: 
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to Monday, May 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
Region: 
Outside Queensland
Amount: 
$100,000 total fund

In 2017, FRRR and our donor partners are again offering $100,000 in seed 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 2017.

Community groups are encouraged to apply to the FRRR ABC Heywire Youth Innovation Grants Program to bring to life the ideas developed at the 2017 Regional Youth Summit. The seven ideas are:

  1. Need a Nanna Network (NANN) – keeping young people out of detention
  2. Dear CRIS – a pen-pal program to connect rural and international students and address racism
  3. Tech Hub in the Scrub – creating better access to technology in rural and remote Australia
  4. Ag Boom – getting more youth into agriculture
  5. One Drop – supporting people affected by substance abuse and creating resilient communities
  6. LGBTQ&A – empowering young LGBTQI+ people and creating equality
  7. Common Connections – encouraging mental wellbeing and building resilient communities