Open Doors

We believe in 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.

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicant is 25 years old or under. 
  • Applicant lives or attends a service or school local to a Y Whittlesea service.
  • Applicant is unable to fully fund access to our programs and services.
  • A referral agency has nominated the applicant (includes community services, or agencies who act in a professional capacity to support those in this cohort).
  • Applicant has submitted a Participant Application form. 
  • The referral agency has submitted a Referral Agency Nomination form.
  • If under 10 years old, an adult must accompany the applicant when attending any Y Whittlesea program (apart from camping programs).

The application process

If you are an individual seeking support

  • Check out Y Whittlesea centres to see what programs and services we provide.
  • Speak to a suitable referral agency and tell them you are experiencing difficult circumstances and would like to access a Y Whittlesea program or service.
  • Complete the Participant Application form with the help of your referral agency.
  • Ask your referral agency to email the completed form to contact@ywhittlesea.org.au

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 we provide.
  • Complete the Referral Agency Nomination form.
  • Help your client complete the Participant Application form.
  • Verify that your client would benefit from a Y Whittlesea program or service but that their financial situation prevents them.
  • Email both forms to contact@ywhittlesea.org.au

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