We partner with likeminded organisations whose vision and values align with our mission and goals. Youth Projects is a proud member of the following consortiums and committees:
- Apprenticeships Matter
- Stepping Up Consortium
- Hume Youth Commitment
- Moreland Youth Commitment
- Inner North Youth Employment Taskforce
- Employment and Learning Committee Broadmeadows & Craigieburn
- Employment and Learning Committee Sunbury
Youth Projects also maintains and values our partnerships with a great many organisations:
- Australian College of Optometry
- Bendigo Kangan Institute
- City of Melbourne
- Co Health
- Council to Homeless Persons
- Connected Communities Melbourne
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Dianella Community Health
- Fitzroy Legal Service
- Hume City Council Youth Services
- Hume Whittlesea Local Learning Employment Network
- Hume and Whittlesea PCP
- Inner North Local Learning Employment Network
- Inner North West PCP
- Justice Connect
- Meadows Primary School
- Merri Community Health
- Moral Fairground
- Moreland Youth Services
- North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
- Royal District Nursing Service
- St Vincent’s Hospital
- E Focus
Senior representatives of Youth Projects are also members of key committees and initiatives within our sector including the Victorian Premier’s Ice Taskforce and the Victorian government’s Taskforce on Rough Sleeping. Youth Projects has also been on the City of Melbourne Homelessness Advisory Committee and Network Steering Committee, Moreland Homelessness Working Group and Not for Profit Committee of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Youth Projects is a member of the Committee for Melbourne.
How are are funded
Our major programs are funded by state and federal government as a result of successful grant applications. In additional we receive grants from philanthropic organisations, corporate sponsors, schools, community groups and individual donors. We value our relationships with our donors and work to extend the impact of every grant through our partnerships and fundraising.
Every contribution counts
Our major donors in 2015/16 have been
The Hickory Group who provided an extensive renovations to our Hosier Lane site providing a life skills centre and new facilities for the Living Room
The Good Guys provided all the white goods and electrical appliances for our renovation including washers, dryer, kitchen equipment, laptops and phones
Community Sector Banking funded the first year of our life skills program with cooking, nutrition and transition to housing support for people sleeping rough.
Inner North Community Foundation has funded our youth employment program “Employer Espresso” in our Youth Space in Melbourne’s north.
Xavier’s Annual Spring Racing Lunch organised by volunteers, contributed substantially to our women’s health and outreach programs for homeless women.
Our close relationship with leading caterer Andrew Blake and the team from Blake’s Feast culminates with a massive gourmet Christmas feast for the homeless while also supporting our events and providing advice throughout the year.