Telstra Foundation




Young Change Agents first worked with Telstra in 2016 on a joint project with Cerebral Palsy Alliance. In 2018, Young Change Agents became a Digital Futures partner and in 2020 is completing programs and providing teacher capacity building across regional and rural areas in NSW, QLD, NT, VIC, SA and TAS. The partnership also included a pilot program working with youth at Frank Baxter Juvenile Justice in NSW.



Sponsored by Telstra Foundation

SICShopping

Creating economic opportunities whilst connecting the communities of Yeppoon and Rockhampton

Startup

Rockhampton

Happy Patch Packs

There is a lack of fresh fruit and food in Trangie

Piloting

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Travel on the Gravel (TOG)

Students in regional areas spend a lot of time travelling to school or other locations.

Piloting

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Farm Watch

There is a lack of communication between farmers and the public.

Piloting

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Missing Link

Helping young people to seek help when they need it

YINC

Darwin & Surrounds

Let's Chat

Supporting teens going through mental health issues

YINC

Darwin & Surrounds

VR Insight

Increasing opportunities for youth to learn about different jobs and industries

YINC

Darwin & Surrounds

Croc Games

Creating alcohol free family entertainment

YINC

Darwin & Surrounds

Hear Our Voice

Forging strong partnerships between councils and communities

YINC

Rockhampton

News Flash

Empowering women by increasing their options to respond to violence.

YINC

Darwin & Surrounds

A.D Finder

Helping businesses to be accessible to all

Pitched Idea

Northern Rivers

We Want A Future

Helping people in drought to have easy access to water

Pitched Idea

Northern Rivers

Socks for Support

Raising money for mental health support services that are underfunded

Pitched Idea

Northern Rivers

J.L.S.K

Supporting teens and young adults with their mental health.

Pitched Idea

Northern Rivers

Fit Lip

Encouraging kids to stay healthy and fit at school

Pitched Idea

Northern Rivers

Allstar

Connecting school students, business, industry and community.

Pitched Idea

Adelaide

Better Bags

Be the better person, buy the better bag.

Pitched Idea

Adelaide

Multicultured Babies

Differences are what makes us, us.

Pitched Idea

Adelaide

tellUs

Every voice heard!

Pitched Idea

Adelaide

URfriend

Stop bullying now!

Pitched Idea

Adelaide

Caraphy

We care for the people out there.

Pitched Idea

Adelaide

Nature's Necessities

Natural, animal and environmentally friendly beauty products.

Pitched Idea

Adelaide

YOUtell

Connect authentically with local youth.

Pitched Idea

Mt Gambier

OINK

Youth employment made easy.

Pitched Idea

Mt Gambier

Build-A-Biz

Helping small businesses find their feet.

Pitched Idea

Mt Gambier

Riverwood

Creating sustainable homewares alternatives

Pitched Idea

Murraylands Region

Wonderwalks

Tackling childhood obesity with compassion and fun

Pitched Idea

Murraylands Region

The Happy Pod

Improving youth mental health using pet therapy

Pitched Idea

Murraylands Region

Murrayland Tours

Promoting tourism in the Murraylands

Pitched Idea

Murraylands Region

B.Local

Encouraging consumers to buy locally to support the community

Pitched Idea

Murraylands Region

Asset Rich

Sharing assets, sharing success

Pitched Idea

Murraylands Region

Talkin' Trash

Raising awareness for the importance of clean communities

Pitched Idea

Brisbane

Rubbish to Art

Combining creativity and sustainability

Pitched Idea

Brisbane

Cerebro Games

Cultivating a growth mindset in young people

Pitched Idea

Brisbane

Hopeful Homes .Co

Creating opportunities for those in need

Pitched Idea

Brisbane

Green Thumb Corp

Encouraging healthy eating in our community

Pitched Idea

Brisbane

Fresh & Sustainable

Encouraging and empowering healthier diets

Pitched Idea

Brisbane

S.E.E.B Environment

Protecting our native wildlife

Pitched Idea

Brisbane

Back Off Birds

Keeping our school clean with compassion

Pitched Idea

Brisbane

Trash 2 Treasure

There is way too much rubbish in the Bourke community and know one really cares about it.

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Pretty Little Darling

Girls of Bourke are bored and do not have enough options to be entertained.

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Track Wear

To provide after school activities that engage Bourke High School students.

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Youth Opps App

Young people don’t have access to work opportunities in the shire.

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Into the Future

Young people don’t have access to industry support and experience.

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Flower Power

Due to the drought in our region we need to use water resources effectively.

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

RoboDog

There are not enough people in Trangie to have more/specialist health services available in the area

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Insert Boredom Here

Young people are bored and don’t have anything interesting to do in country towns, resulting in high instances of drug use.

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Footy Swaps

Uniforms and sporting equipment is too expensive for many of the local Narromine youth

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Can Tag

Times are tough/ No one is interested in helping local young people and are too busy looking after themselves

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Tucker Truck

Local people aren't educated about the variety of food that is available elsewhere?

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Carrot Top

Local people lack water options

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Virtual Reality Events

Its expensive to travel/transport for people who live remotely

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Along the River

How might we provide food services at Timbre Bongie Falls and other landmarks in the Narromine Shire?

Pitched Idea

Dubbo and Surrounding Areas

Corvus

How might we encourage people to have fun without alcohol? Replace alcohol with a non-alcoholic drinks?

Pitched Idea

Darwin & Surrounds

Smart Waste

How might we get people to care about reducing littering? Help people to be part of the recycling community? Make people litter-wise?

Pitched Idea

Darwin & Surrounds

Brighter Futures

How might we provide homeless people with access to services where they can learn new skills?

Pitched Idea

Darwin & Surrounds

Plastivo

How might we stop plastic going into the ocean and educate people about its effects on the environment?

Pitched Idea

Gippsland

Wolf

How might we engage youth into activities so they commit less crimes?

Pitched Idea

Gippsland

Trust Talks

How might we help young people to feel safe and supported?

Pitched Idea

Gippsland

Statera Art

How might we be able to provide what youth need so they are happy and supported?

Pitched Idea

Gippsland

Mushroom in a Box

How do we decrease the amount of plastic in our environment?

Pitched Idea

Gippsland

Future of Sport

Why is there a lack of positive role models in sport?

Pitched Idea

Gippsland

Uptown Junk

How do we decrease the amount of rubbish consumed?

Pitched Idea

Hobart

Play Paws

In our community we’ve noticed that people have been isolating themselves and that’s been causing them to be lonely.

Pitched Idea

Hobart

Made for Mums

Why is there so much family violence in our community?

Pitched Idea

Hobart

Destress the Mess

How do we reduce mental health issues amongst students?

Pitched Idea

Hobart

Cultivating our Future

To improve the health and wellbeing of low income families and help children to achieve their full potential

Pitched Idea

Hobart

Tasmania Local Link Up

How might we create a sense of community amongst disengaged youth?

Pitched Idea

Hobart

Our Community Garden

We believe it is important for the Birkdale community to have access to affordable, nutritious and locally grown fruit and vegetables.

Pitched Idea

Brisbane, Gold Coast

Grocery Guide

Reducing food waste at a household level

Pitched Idea

Darwin & Surrounds

Sports Travelleze

We believe students who do sport need an easy, safe way to travel to and from events.

Pitched Idea

Gold Coast

Mental Health Awareness

We believe it is important for young people in the Upper Coomera region to feel safe, supported and connected to their community on the issue of mental health.

Pitched Idea

Brisbane, Gold Coast

IOCA

Replacing plastic with an eco friendly alternative

Pitched Idea

Darwin & Surrounds

Deniliquin Food Festival

Promoting cultural diversity within our community

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Ute-Topia

Generating tourist interest in our community

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Star Services

Building strong intergenerational relationships

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Express Bus

Improving our local education system

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Uni Connect

Improving workloads for high school teachers

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Fun Packaging

Making a cleaner, more environmentally friendly community

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

CL Corp

Creating links between council and community members

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

bsafe

Working with the justice system to foster a safer environment within our community

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Edward Adventures

Bringing new opportunities to our community

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

P-Tree

Improving urban hygiene

Pitched Idea

Central Coast - NSW

Youth Community Movement

Helping troubled youth find safe spaces

Pitched Idea

Central Coast - NSW

Workmate

Combating youth unemployment

Pitched Idea

Central Coast - NSW

Easy Works

Improving employment for blue collar workers through social connection and accessibility

Pitched Idea

Central Coast - NSW

Triple S Club

Providing an inclusive space for youth to hang out, relax and try new things.

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Red Gravity Bracelets

We believe it's important for children to be creative, resilient, build their own sense of community and strengthen their own mental health.

Pitched Idea

Brisbane, Gold Coast

New Beginnings

We believe Australia's homeless can be supported to lead more stable lives through nutrition and healthy eating programs.

Pitched Idea

Brisbane, Gold Coast

Doctor on the Go

We believe everyone, particularly people in rural areas, should have access to the tailored medical care they need.

Pitched Idea

Upper Hunter - NSW

Barry the Vending Fridge

We believe food wastage is a significant issue in Australia. We want to find creative ways to help Australia reduce how much food they throw away.

Pitched Idea

Upper Hunter - NSW

Drug Alcohol Virtual Reality Experience

We hope to connect with Australian youth through an immersive, engaging virtual reality experience to show the effects drugs can have on our bodies and minds.

Pitched Idea

Upper Hunter - NSW

Tech Pool

Promoting digital learning in modern classrooms and providing equity of access to technology for all students

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Tech Mates

Creating enrichment to support youth in rural areas

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Get Fed

Combatting the drought crisis by providing aid to Australian farmers

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Through the eyes of a farmer

Promoting action on the drought crisis through education

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

FABULIS

Providing support to struggling farmers in drought affected areas by creating positive rural/urban connections

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Country Counselling

Combatting substance abuse in rural regions through improved youth mental health support

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Farm2Family

Promoting the livelihood of local farmers and providing entry level and disability employment services

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

HayFC

Supporting the Hay community by providing local employment opportunities.

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

G'Day Hay

Bringing Hay's cultural scene recognition through event promotion.

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

JLTD Recycling

Encouraging the Hay community to think sustainably and engage in recycling to better the environment.

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

Imagination

Expanding students' mindsets on job opportunities and introducing employment options to rural towns.

Pitched Idea

Rural South-West NSW

KRACL Active Kids

Promoting an active lifestyle and improving the physical health of Australian youth

Pitched Idea

Rockhampton

Yeppoon Youth Group

Providing opportunities for youth of the Yeppoon area to help keep them off the streets

Pitched Idea

Rockhampton

Calc Your Food

Improving customer purchasing habits and reducing food waste in Rockhampton

Pitched Idea

Rockhampton

Ragz to Riche$

Empowering and upskilling homeless citizens to help them get back on their feet

Pitched Idea

Rockhampton