The Andrews Labor Government is supporting young people in Western Victoria with $187,000 in grants to celebrate National Youth Week in 2016, Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP announced today.
Council, local community organisations and schools in Western Victoria are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $2000 to assist with putting on National Youth Week celebrations.
In 2016 National Youth Week will be held from 8 to 17 April.
Ms Tierney said that the grants will support local young people to plan and host events and activities during National Youth Week 2016 – like art shows, concerts and other
activities that celebrate young people’s achievements and get them involved in their communities.
National Youth Week is an annual, week-long celebration of young people who are 12 to 25 years old, allowing them to express their creativity and have their say about issues important to them.
Organisations will be able to apply for grants of up to $2000 to support their National Youth Week event.
This year 92 local government, community organisations and schools received National Youth Week grants which resulted in more than 19,500 young people from across Victoria
participating in events and activities.
National Youth Week 2016 is jointly funded by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments.
Applications are open until Friday 13 November 2015. Visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/nyw to apply or find out more.
In addition to Youth Week Grants the Labor Government provided $8 million in the 2015-16 Victorian Budget for programs that benefit and support young Victorians.
Quotes attributed to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney MP
“I encourage all local organisations who care about young people in Western Victoria to apply for these fantastic grants .”
“This is a great opportunity for young people to extend their skills and use their
creative talents on projects like sports events, art exhibitions, music festivals and workshops to celebrate young people in our community.”
“The National Youth Week celebrations are an example of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to recognising the achievements of young people.”