MS TIERNEY– To ask the Minister for Housing (for the Minister for Youth Affairs): In relation to this year’s National Youth Week where 90 events were held around the state for people aged between 12 and 25: Why were there no events held in the Colac Otway shire or the Corangamite shire.
I am informed that:
The Victorian government in partnership with the federal government and beyondblue made available over $183 000 in grants for more than 90 organisations to hold National Youth Week events across Victoria in April this year.
In November 2012, we invited organisations to apply for National Youth Week grants of up to $2000, to organise events in National Youth Week 2013. We received 128 applications. Unfortunately none of these were from organisations in the Colac Otway shire or the Corangamite shire.
I am pleased to advise you however that the Victorian government is funding a number of organisations located within these shires to support the involvement and engagement of young people in community activities such as the Engage!, FReeZA and Advance programs.