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Taking care during the marriage equality debate

Heightened political conversations can be rather unsettling and distressing times. With postal ballots well on the way to mailboxes across Australia, YACVic encourages all people to take care and look out for one another.

We especially urge young people to take the following precautions:

  • Think about taking a break from social media and news programs if the conversation is getting too much.
  • Reach out to friends and family if it helps to talk through feelings with those you trust.
  • Try and eat, sleep and play as best you can. Make time for healthy choices, hobbies and activities you love, and people you love!

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HEY grants round 7 2017-18 announced

The HEY grants round 7 are open! Minister Foley has generously announced another round of HEY grants funding for 2017/18. Grants of $10,000 are available for projects and initiatives aimed at boosting the mental health and wellbeing of SSASGD/LGBTIQ+ young Victorians. There is a special grant category for youth-led initiatives too. 

Want to know more?

Check out the full info on the HEY project and HEY grants.

Read YACVic's statement about the HEY grants round 7 here.

Download the HEY grants assessment criteria and guidelines below

document HEY grants round 7 guidelines (70 KB)

document HEY grants round 7 criteria (43 KB)


Follow this link to apply for a HEY grant.

Applications close 3 November 2017.

For further enquiries, please contact the Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on (03) 9267 3799.

YACVic has a number of partner agencies. For more information click on the logos below.

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