At Y Whittlesea, our belief is the power of inspired young people.
Y Whittlesea Open Doors is an initiative that provides full or partially subsidised access to Y Whittlesea programs or services for young people (25 years and under) in need within our community.
- Applicants are aged 25 years and under and live or attend a service or school local to a Y Whittlesea service.
- Applicants are experiencing disadvantage and are unable to fully fund access to our programs and services.
- All applications must be nominated by a referral agency (community services, or agencies who act in a professional capacity to support those in this cohort) to assess eligibility for subsidised access.
- Both a Participant Application form (to be completed by the individual seeking support) and a Referral Agency Nomination form (to be completed by a referral agency) must be fully completed before being considered for support.
- Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult while attending any Y Whittlesea program (apart from camping programs).
The Application Process
If you are an individual seeking support:
- Check out Y Whittlesea centres and see what programs and services are provided.
- Speak to staff at a suitable referral agency and tell them you are experiencing difficult circumstances and would like to access a Y Whittlesea program or service.
- Download the Participant Application form below and complete with the assistance of your referral agency.
- Once the form is fully completed, ask your referral agency to forward directly to Y Whittlesea via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a referral agency:
- Identify clients who would benefit from a Y Whittlesea program or service.
- Review Y Whittlesea centres to see what suitable programs and services are provided.
- Download the Referral Agency Nomination form below (to be completed by you and the applicant).
- Verify that your client would benefit from participating in a Y Whittlesea program or service but due to their financial situation is unable to do so.
- Once both forms are fully completed, forward directly to Y Whittlesea via email to email@example.com