Up to $2,000 is available to support young people in planning and delivering events, help them to express their ideas for the Victoria Youth Week.
Victoria Youth Week
The Victorian Government is providing Victorian Youth Week grants to fund events that celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people to their community.
Victorian Youth Week is a week-long celebration throughout Victoria for young people, aged 12 to 25.
The objectives of Victorian Youth Week grants are to:
- support young people’s participation in the planning and delivery of Victorian Youth Week activities
- promote positive images of young people by showcasing their talents, achievements and contribution to the
- assist young people to express their ideas and provide opportunities to have their voices heard within the
Victorian Youth Week events are inclusive and accessible to all young people and support young people who face additional barriers to community participation.
Grants of up to $2,000 are available. Organisations applying for funding will be required to outline other contributions for the proposed project, such as financial and in-kind support.
The Victorian Youth Week 2018 program will support youth-led activities, events and projects which focus on issues of interest to young people or support particular groups of young people.
Examples of previously funded projects include:
- arts focused events, photography exhibitions, mural creations and film competitions
- cultural days and community festivals with live bands, stalls and activities
- sporting events, such as soccer tournaments, skate, BMX and basketball competitions
- workshops and forums with a focus on issues of concern to young people, including body image, equality, mental health and cultural respect.
All projects must:
- be accessible to young people, aged 12 to 25, in their local community
- take place in Victoria during Victorian Youth Week from 13 April to 22 April 2018
- be alcohol, smoke and drug-free
- provide safe and secure environments for young people
- be covered by all appropriate insurance, including public liability insurance for not less than $5 million
To be eligible for the Victoria Youth Week, young people must be working in partnership with a local council, community organisation or school.
Applications close 24 November 2017.
The Andrews Labor Government is helping celebrate inspiring and motivated young people across Victoria as part of the first ever Victorian Youth Week, after the Turnbull Government scrapped funding that it previously provided to states.
Ensuring Victoria continues to highlight the important role young people play in the community, the Labor Government is almost doubling its support for Victorian Youth Week in 2018.
Speaking at the Youth Affairs Council Victoria youth workers conference today , Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos urged community organisations and councils that work with young people to apply for grants of up to $2000 for activities during Victorian Youth Week 2018, which will run from April 13 to April 22.
The grants aim to support young people in planning and delivering events, promote a positive image of young people, and help them to express their ideas and be heard in the community.
Grants are available for events such as art exhibitions, musical performances, cultural celebrations, sporting competitions, and forums on issues of concern such as body image and mental health.
Funding will be provided to councils, community organisations or schools working in partnership with young people. Projects must be accessible to young people aged 12 to 25 in their local community and be alcohol, smoke and drug-free and be delivered within safe environments.
The Labor Government’s Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria strengthens how we engage with young people to build an even better Victoria.
More than 24,000 young people took part in National Youth Week in Victoria in 2017, with 46 grants provided to regional Victoria and 59 grants to metropolitan Melbourne.
For more information go to www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/vyw