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National Careers Institute Partnership Grants Program Round 4 - Career needs for young people

The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants from $20,000 to $350,000 to deliver innovative career guidance services for young people at all stages of their careers.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Grants from $20,000 to $350,000, for projects up to 12 months.

Who is this for?

Grants are for entities that contribute to career guidance services including industry, employers, schools, local and state governments and researchers.


The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants program provides grants from $20,000 to $350,000 for up to 12 months to enhance partnerships with industry, employers, and schools to deliver innovative career advisory products and services for people at all stages of their careers.

The objectives for round 4 of the program are to:

  • create greater awareness of career pathways and career information for young people not in education, employment or training
  • contribute to an evidence base for addressing the needs of young people who are disengaged from education, employment or training
  • enhance partnerships between employers, training providers, schools and community organisations that assist disengaged young people into further learning and work, including jobs in demand.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • enhanced career pathways that help young people reach their full career potential
  • increased understanding by young people of the skills sought by employers
  • stronger collaboration in the delivery of career guidance to young people
  • improved quality of career guidance to young people.

Refer to the grant opportunity guidelines for detail about eligible grant activities.

We recommend that your proposed project complement the work of the National Careers Institute.


The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. This grant is now closed, but you could have applied if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.


The National Careers Institute Partnership Grants Program Round 4 is closed to applications.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form

Sample Board or CEO approval letter