Youth Week ideas wanted
CALLING all creatives.
The state government is searching for new ideas to help shape next year’s Victorian Youth Week.
The flagship event will bring together hundreds of groups from across the state to celebrate Victoria’s youth.
Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos encouraged local governments, community organisations and schools to send in proposals for the 10-day celebration, with grants of up to $2,000 available.
A record $220,000 is up for grabs to support young people in planning and delivering events, promoting a positive image of young people and providing opportunities for young people to express their ideas and be heard in the community.
More than 100 events and activities took place during the inaugural Victorian Youth Week this year, including art exhibitions, musical performances, cultural celebrations, and forums on mental health, identity and other specialist topics.
“It was a fantastic celebration of our youth and their talents,’’ Member for northern Victoria Mark Gepp said.
“We want next year’s events to be even bigger and better, so I urge the local council and local organisations to apply for funding so we can celebrate our young people.”
For more information, visit youthcentral.vic.gov.au