Funding priorities

The Newsboys Foundation provides grants to community organisations working with disadvantaged young people aged 11 – 21 in Victoria. In particular, it supports initiatives that meet the diverse education needs of these young people.

The Newsboys Foundation encourages grass-roots organisations to apply.

A variety of strategies will be considered for support, including programs involving the arts, outdoor education, sport and social enterprises.

Priority is given to initiatives that help disengaged young people re-engage with education, with an emphasis on one or more of the following:

  • Successful transition from primary to secondary school
  • Completion of secondary school
  • Successful transition from secondary education into further education, a trade, training or suitable employment

The Newsboys Foundation focuses on supporting:

  • Young people from low socio-economic circumstances
  • Young people in rural and regional Victoria
  • Young indigenous people
  • Young refugees and asylum seekers
  • Young people with disabilities