The Andrews Labor Government is helping young Victorians and youth organisations put on events to celebrate National Youth Week, with $225,000 in National Youth Week grants announced today.
Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos said the 115 successful grant recipients were located across Victoria, with around half of the funding going to regional areas.
The grants of up to $2000 will be used to develop and hold events like art shows, music concerts and other activities that celebrate young people’s achievements and encourage participation in the community.
A showcase of real stories from young people in Bendigo who have experienced a mental illness, a hip hop workshop and performance by Indigenous young people in the Northern Grampians, and a young women’s indoor soccer competition in Moreland are among the successful projects.
National Youth Week is an annual week-long celebration of young people aged from 12 to 25 years old, allowing them to express their creativity and have their say about issues important to them. It is a partnership between the Victorian and Federal Governments.
Young Victorians have a valuable contribution to make in their local communities and the Labor Government is helping them develop their skills and make their voices heard.
Last year the Government consulted with thousands of young Victorians to help develop its new youth policy, which will be announced later this year.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos
“I am proud to see so many great projects that will help councils, community organisations and schools across Victoria celebrate and engage young people in their local area.”
“These projects will help young Victorians get involved in their community and make their mark on Victoria.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020