UBU Your Place Your Space is a funding scheme which provides local services for young people

UBU Your Place Your Space was developed in line with recommendations from the Value for Money and Policy Review of Youth Programmes (2014) through the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). A series of recommendations were made in relation to the redevelopment of a new scheme to replace the existing four schemes

UBU Your Place Your Space aligns with the Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures National Policy Framework, the National Strategy on Children and Young People’s Participation in Decision-Making, and the LGBTI+ and National Youth Strategies.


To provide out-of-school supports to young people in their local communities to enable them to overcome adverse circumstances and achieve their full potential by improving their personal and social development outcomes.


All young people are enabled to realise their maximum potential, by respecting their rights and hearing their voices, while protecting and supporting them as they transition from childhood to adulthood.


  • Young people are free to participate in a wide range of quality activities
  • Provision is rights based and young person-centred
  • Empowering young people to reach their full potential
  • Relationship building
  • There is clarity of purpose
  • Projects are maximised by promoting efficiency and effectiveness

UBU Your Place Your Space funding strands

Strand A provides funding for the direct provision of youth services
Strand B provides funding to support the access of young people to existing youth facilities
Strand C provides funding for capacity building