Helping young people combat youth unemployment: ENGAGE – Youth in Philanthropy grants now open

Young people say that it seems it’s harder for them to find a job in our current economic climate.

With more than 650,000 young people unemployed and underemployed (where some have work but are wanting more hours) nationally and with the Geelong region being among the top 20 regions with the highest youth unemployment rates in Australia, this year’s ENGAGE – Youth in Philanthropy young people want to make a difference.

ENGAGE – Youth in Philanthropy is a program that builds the skills and experiences of a core group of young people to engage more effectively in school and the community by developing and managing a youth led grants process that results in grants to organisations helping to solve issues facing young people in the community.

Identifying the issue of youth unemployment as the focus area in which they wish to effect positive change, the ENGAGE young people will lead a small grant round where grants of $5,000-$15,000 will be provided to help organisations who are working to address this issue.

ENGAGE – Youth in Philanthropy is a program of the Give Where You Live Foundation in partnership with Barwon Child, Youth & Family and Gforce Employment Solutions.

ENGAGE Grants close Thursday, 28 September 2017. For further information and to apply please click here.