Young people aged 12-25 can now apply for grants to help their local communities celebrate next year’s National Youth Week, Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, said today.
The theme for 2012 Youth Week, from 13-22 April, is ‘Imagine. Create. Inspire’, which aims to recognise the contribution young people make to their community and to be proud of their achievements.
“These grants represent a great opportunity for young people to get involved in their community and put on an exciting event for local youth.
“It is important that young people find meaningful ways to engage with their peers and other community members and getting involved in a Youth Week event is a chance to do just that.”
Grants of up to $2000 are available in two categories;·
- Grants for young people working with an organisation to deliver a local community based event; and·
- Grants for young people working with an organisation to deliver an event that raises awareness of depression and anxiety.
The $155,000 grants program has been made available through a partnership with the Victorian Coalition Government, Australian Government and Youthbeyondblue.
Applications for National Youth Week 2012 grants close on Friday 9 December 2011. For further information on the grants program visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/nyw .