Lifestyle

Local youth are being given the chance to run their own shows

By Riverine Herald

YOUNG people living in northern Victoria are being given the chance to design and host their own youth-oriented events — thanks to the Victorian Government’s FReeZA grants.

All events are drug, alcohol and smoke-free and aimed at creating an opportunity for young people to come together and learn new skills in staging events.

Eligible local governments and community organisations will receive grants of up to $73,500.

Aside from participating and performing in events, young people are encouraged to get involved in the organisation of FReeZA activities, giving them the opportunity for skills development and workplace experience to lead to employment or future education

Member for northern Victoria Mark Gepp said FReeZA had been creating opportunities for young Victorians for more than two decades and creating some of the best events for young people.

“I encourage our local councils — and other community organisations — in northern Victoria to apply for a grant to support both young locals and the community in general,” he said.

Applications for the 2019-21 grant round close June 15.

For further information and for details on how to apply for a grant, visit youthcentral.vic.gov.au/get-involved