Youth | October 29, 2015
Funding available to run National Youth Week events in Gippsland
Thursday 29th October 2015
Grants of up to $2000 are now on offer for events that promote the achievements and positive contribution young people make to our communities.
Member for Eastern Victoria Region Melina Bath said the one-off grants, open to councils, schools and other organisations, could be used to hold events such as concerts, art and photography exhibitions, workshops and skating competitions.
“As a former secondary school teacher I’m passionate about encouraging and supporting our youth to be the best they can be and it’s important that Government assists in doing this,” Ms Bath said.
“National Youth Week, which runs from 8-17 April, enables young people to have a say on issues that are important to them and be recognised as highly valued members of our communities.
“These grants provide an opportunity for our young leaders to apply skills they have learnt in the classroom and at home in a practical and fun way that benefits their peers and the wider community.”
Ms Bath said the grants were for activities planned and staged by young people, for young people.
“I think people often forget the amazing contribution our young people can make to our communities.
“These are our future business, political, educational and community leaders and they deserve the chance to practice and showcase the skills they have to offer.”
Ms Bath said she encouraged young people and those who are involved with youth to submit an application.
Applications are open until Friday, 13 November 2015. Visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/nyw to apply or to find out more.
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