Grants to celebrate young Victorians


The skills and achievements of Victoria’s young people will be on show right across the state later this year at Youth Fest, a month-long festival supported by the state government.

Grants of $2,000 are available for sector organisations, local government and schools in Melton to partner with Victorians aged 12 to 25 to create a wide variety of youth-specific events.

Melton MP Steve McGhie said funding of $220,000 would be available for up to 110 events that will be designed for and by young Victorians.

“The Allan Labor Government is proud to support this wonderful program, giving the young people of Melton the opportunity to have their voices heard,” he said.

“Victorian Youth Fest gives the young people in Melton the chance to forge connections not only with their peers but also their community, as well as to lead positive change.”

Youth Fest kicks off in September, with this investment supporting young people to organise and deliver events, showcase their skills, share ideas, build social

connections, and expand their networks.

In 2023, the Youth Fest program funded 111 activities including those focused on

art, music, sport and theatre, as well as recreational and community festivals, giving young Victorians the chance to have their voices heard.

Applications are open until March 15. Information and applications are available online.