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Where Ideas Collide

What Innovators Will Gain

Build your capacity.

Access workshops with a diverse range of organisations from the corporate and community sectors.

Turn your vision into action.

Work with mentors from council to refine your impact model and develop your ideas.

Bring your ideas to life.

Get the opportunity to pitch to key stakeholders in the community for the opportunity to receive up to $5,000 of seed-funding to kick-start your journey.

Application Process

Step 1: Check Eligibility

Find out more about your eligibility here or attend one of our information sessions.

(See key dates below)

Step 2: Apply Online

The online application is quick, easy and can be completed in 15 mins.

No CV or cover letter required. Fill out a few short questions and start your innovation journey.

Applications Closed

Step 3: Attend Interview

The final stage of our application process is the interview.

From here, 24 successful applicants will get the chance to be a part of the 2021 Young Innovators Program.

 

Key Dates

Some key dates to be aware of in this round of applications.

There are 2 available times for the innovator information session. Please choose the one most convenient for you.

4th Sep

Innovator Information Session 1 (Virtual)

3.00pm-4.00pm

6th Sep

Innovator Information Session 2 (Virtual)

5.30pm-6.30pm

19th
Sep

Applications Close

11.59pm

24th
Sep

Interviews Conclude

27th
Sep

Successful Applicants Announced

6th Oct

Innovator Induction

 

Eligibility

The Young Innovators Program is an initiative by Equal Ed, run in partnership with Wyndham City Council and Brimbank City Council.

 

To be an eligible applicant, you must:
 

  1. Live, work, study, or be connected with either:

    • Brimbank City Council

    • OR

    • Wyndham City Council
       

  2. Be a young person (aged 18-35)

  3. Have a desire to create a positive impact in the community, and want to learn more about how you can achieve your vision.

 

Accessibility & Inclusion

Equal Ed is committed to challenging the wide range of structural barriers that young people from different backgrounds may need to overcome in order to access opportunities in education, employment or personal development.

 

If you do have concerns about whether the program would be accessible for you based on your personal needs and circumstances, we strongly encourage you to apply and discuss this with us during your application and induction process. Various adjustments and avenues of support may be available and Equal Ed will endeavour to make all reasonable and necessary considerations to make the program inclusive and accessible.

If you have any questions on eligibility or for further information on our policies of inclusion, please email us via innovators@equaled.org