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TAC Youth Grants

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Young people are particularly vulnerable road users. A quarter of all road deaths involve a young driver. No two young people are the same but, as a group, they are less experienced on the road, more likely to be involved in risk taking, drive older cars with fewer safety features and spend more of their time driving at night, a particularly risky time for an inexperienced driver.

The TAC sees the benefit of strengthening young people’s resilience and emotional awareness, building their sense of connectedness and supporting their capacity to make safer choices in face of peer pressure to take risks. Assisting young people to effectively manage potentially risky situations has a significant road safety value, in addition to its wider benefits in adolescent health and wellbeing.

What sort of projects will be funded?

The Transport Accident Commission (the TAC) is offering the opportunity for youth-focused organisations in Victoria to apply for funding under its Youth Grants Program. Applications are invited for 3-year proposals that enable applicant organisations to build and enhance protective factors that support at-risk young people.

Information about road safety in Victoria can be found on-line at:

An explanation of the Safe System approach can be found at the Towards Zero eLearning Module

Who can apply for funding?

To be eligible to apply, the applicant must :

  • be a youth-focused organisation that delivers best-practice services aimed at enhancing protective factors for at-risk youth in the community
  • be an incorporated body
  • have an ABN
  • be registered for GST
  • demonstrate that it is financially viable.

How does my organisations apply?

Begin by reading through the information in the following documents:

Contact the Youth Grants Officer on (03) 5225 7443 or email youthgrants@tac.vic.gov.au to discuss your application.

How much funding can my community group apply for?

The TAC will consider applications of up to $200,000 for programs of up to 3 years duration.

Closing date for applications

Applications close at 3:00pm on 22 December 2016.