Last updated: 03 Dec, 2018

Applications are now closed.

VicHealth’s Bright Futures report (2015) identified rapidly emerging trends in society and their resulting influences on young people’s mental wellbeing. 

Resilience, social connections and cohesion are important assets required for all young people and communities to be successful and thriving into the future. The big question was: how do we build these assets in our local communities? 

The VicHealth Bright Futures Challenge kicked off in 2016 and has brought Victorian local councils together with young people and other partners to develop solutions that can promote community and young people's resilience, social connection and mental wellbeing. 

The Bright Futures Challenge is now entering its third stage with a focus on integrating the learnings and achievements of the earlier stages. VicHealth invites the Victorian local councils that have already been part of the Bright Futures Challenge to apply to become an Integration Mentor.

VicHealth’s Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge Integration Phase 1 will provide funding for Integration Mentors to:

  • Produce your Bright Futures Program Implementation Guide during a period of 10 weeks (January to March 2019); and
  • Work with VicHealth and other partners to support integration of your program within other Victorian local councils (March to December 2019).

Funding

 VicHealth’s Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge Integration Phase 1 grants will provide funding for Victorian local councils to become Integration Mentors. Up to $75,000 is available for each Integration Mentor council. The funding period and anticipated activity period is 12 months.

This program is providing support to document and sustain the Bright Futures projects which have demonstrated their potential for replication or scaling. This program is not providing support to create new initiatives or projects; rather it will support the replication and embedding of the most effective Bright Futures projects into additional local council areas.

Councils can apply by completing and submitting a Bright Futures Challenge application below as per instructions included in the invitation to apply.

 

Eligibility

All Victorian councils that have previously been funded in the Bright Futures Challenge are eligible to apply but must have satisfactorily acquitted any previous funding that has been received from VicHealth and demonstrate a commitment to the partnership and integration goals that are underpinning this program.

Applications are limited to one per council. Only Victorian councils that have previously been funded in the Bright Futures Challenge are eligible to apply.

All VicHealth’s Bright Futures for Young Victorians Challenge applications must be submitted online in accordance with timelines and processes outlined.

 

Important documents


Enquires

For questions regarding the program, these guidelines or the Terms and Conditions please email brightfutures@vichealth.vic.gov.au.

 

Key dates

Activity

Date

Submissions open

Monday 19 November 2018

Submissions close

5pm, Monday 3 December 2018

Funding commences

January 2019