Victorian Youth Week is a week-long celebration of young people (aged 12–25) that happens every April. It gives young people a chance to express their ideas and views, and act on issues that affect their lives. It's also lots of fun and celebrates the positive contributions young people make to their communities.
More than 100 youth-focused activities and projects happen throughout Victorian Youth Week. Events include workshops, music, festivals, forums, art shows, film events, sport and dance. Youth Week grants are available to fund events that celebrate and recognise the contribution of young people to their community.
Event ideas should: include young people in event planning and delivery promote positive images of young people by showcasing their talents, achievements and contribution to the community support young people to express their ideas provide opportunities to have youth voice heard within the community. Victorian Youth Week events are inclusive and accessible to all young people and support those who face additional barriers to community participation.
Applicants should consider events that focus on new arrivals, refugees and asylum seekers, LGBTIQ young people, or those facing social isolation.
Reviewed 10 September 2019