We have Grants of up to $1,500 to bring your idea to life!

Boroondara Youth Foundation provides Grants of up to $1,500 to 12-25-year-old locals who have an idea that will create a positive impact on their local community. We offer young people the opportunity to put their project ideas into action. We have two annual Grant Rounds. Applying for a grant is easy!

The Boroondara Youth Foundation funds youth projects throughout the entire Boroondara municipality, which will impact the local community within. This municipality includes the suburbs of Ashburton, Glen Iris, Camberwell, Canterbury, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Surrey Hills, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Kew, Kew East, Deepdene and other adjoining suburbs.

Grant criteria

There are three elements of the criteria:

1. Applicants must be aged between 12 to 25 years of age.

They can be groups or individuals from local schools, tertiary institutions, community groups, not-for-profits & social enterprises.

2. Projects must be youth-led.

3. Projects must be ‘community-focused’ and clearly benefit the youth of Boroondara via its impact.

Application process
Assistance in completing the application can be provided by our Program Facilitator ( at request. We can visit you or your group to ‘brainstorm’ project ideas throughout the year.
Grants are usually paid within a month of the close date. Grant applicants have a year to complete their project.
To complete your project application, please consider undertaking the following three steps (brainstorm, Research & Plan):

● What project ideas could your community benefit from?
● What are you passionate about?
● Who could you work with?
● Decide on an idea…

● Who will benefit?
● How will this project positively impact on local youth?
● What will it cost?
● How long will it take?
● Be clear on your objective
● Create a timeline
● List all expenses
● Gather quotes
● Complete application
Post Application
Applications are usually assessed within a month of the close date.
Shortlisted applications will be forwarded to the Boroondara Youth Foundation Panel. The Panel is made up of a diverse group of young people living, studying or working in Boroondara. They assess applications based on the change they would like to see in their community. The selection process is designed to further empower local youth – youth for youth!