Gippsland South The Nationals Youth Grants

Youth grants now available

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging local government and community organisations to apply for youth funding under the Engage! 2018-2020 Program.

The Engage! 2018-20 program is offering grants of between $90,000 and $150,000 over three years to local government and community organisations to work with young people to develop and deliver activities that engage a diverse range of young people in their local community.

“These grants provide the opportunity for local government and community organisations to work with young people aged 12-25 years to develop activities that will help improve their health and wellbeing, social connections and their education, training and employment opportunities,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Priority will be given to proposals that give young people the opportunity to be part of the planning and delivery of the program and which are inclusive and accessible for all young people in the local community,” he said.

Mr O’Brien is also encouraging local young people aged 12-25 to apply for funding to support events and activities planned during National Youth Week 2018.

Grants of up to $2,000 are available for young people to work in partnership with local governments or community groups to organise events that celebrate youth.

Victorian Youth week will celebrate the contribution young people make to our communities and will run from Friday 13 April to Sunday 22 April 2018.

“There are so many amazing young people achieving wonderful things right across the Gippsland South electorate and this provides the opportunity for these people to share their knowledge, skills and experiences to develop and deliver projects, activities and events,” Mr O’Brien said.

“I encourage local government and community organisations working with young people across the electorate to consider applying for both the 2018 National Youth Week grant and the Engage! 2018-20 grant.”

Applications for the Engage! 2018-2020 grants close on Friday 10 November 2017 and applications for the National Youth Week 2018 grants close on Friday 24 November 2017. 

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