The HEY Grants are open! 

Minister for Mental Health and Equality the Hon. Martin Foley has announced another round of HEY Grants funding for 2019, in partnership between Youth Affairs Council Victoria and the Victorian Government. 

Do you want to turn an idea to support LGBTIQ+ young people into reality? Grants of $10,000 are available for projects and initiatives aimed at improving the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTIQ+ young Victorians. There's a special grant category for youth-led initiatives too.

HEY Grants have supported over 70 organisations to support LGBTIQ+ young people feel comfortable being themselves.

YACVic encourages organisations work with young people with disability, young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to apply for the 2019 HEY Grants.

Want to know more? Check out the info on the HEY Partners and HEY Grants. Download the HEY Grants Criteria and Guidelines below, and then follow the apply link once you’re ready to complete an application.

Essential information

HEY Grants Round 9, 2019–20 Guidelines

HEY Grants Round 9, 2019–20 Criteria

Applications close 18 September 2019. 


Apply for a grant in HEY Grants Round 9 – social connectedness.

Apply for a grant in HEY Grants Round 9 – youth-led.


All inquiries should be directed to Youth Affairs Council Victoria by email to or phone 03 9267 3700.

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