Past recipients have used the grant for diverse, impactful initiatives, from empowering young people through hip-hop writing workshops to creating online platforms for accessible job opportunities in agriculture. This could be your chance to make a difference!
Successful applicants possess a deep connection to their rural and regional communities, a dedication to amplifying youth voices, and a strong motivation to bring their project to life.
Backing the Future will give ten individuals or groups of individuals $50,000 to advance an idea to support rural and regional young people aged 12-30 in Queensland. Projects should provide young people with the opportunity to:
The countdown has begun! Applications for the QLD round open on Friday 2 February 2024 and close at 9:00 AM on Monday 4 March 2024. The NSW round will open in August 2024. This is a rare opportunity for those with early-stage initiatives that might not usually qualify for philanthropic funding. Note: applications from registered charities or organisations are not accepted. For any questions regarding eligibility, the VFFF team is ready to assist.