A funding stream to develop and deliver events and activities during the 2018 Victorian Youth Week is now open, with local government, community organisations and schools being encouraged to apply.

“Victorian Youth Week is a week-long celebration of the contribution young people be-tween the ages of 12-25 years make to our communities,” Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said.

“Grants of up to $2000 are available for local government, community organisations and schools to support events planned and delivered by young people for young people during the week,” Mr Bull said.

“There are many amazing young people who achieve great things across the Gippsland East electorate every day.

“Victorian Youth Week recognises the contribution our young people make and gives them the opportunity to organise events to celebrate with their peers and take pride in their achievements.

“It is a great way for them to take part in events they may not usually get the opportunity to participate in and to meet new people with similar interests and hobbies.

“I encourage all organisations working with young people across the electorate to apply for a 2018 Victorian Youth Week grant.

“It would be fantastic to see every town in the electorate doing something to celebrate our young people,” he said.

Victorian Youth Week runs from Friday, Apri l 13, 2018, to Sunday, April 22, 2018.
Applications close on Friday, November 24.
For further information on Victorian Youth Week 2018 visit their website.

Bairnsdale Advertiser, Monday November 13, 2017