National Youth Week events announced

Joint Media Release
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education
  • Member for Warrandyte
  • Victorian State Minister for Youth Affairs

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Senator Scott Ryan, and Victorian State Minister for Youth Affairs, Ryan Smith, today announced more than $186,000 in funding for the 94 organisations involved in National Youth Week 2014.

National Youth Week will feature nearly 100 events for young people across Victoria – including film festivals, fashion shows and art exhibitions.

Senator Ryan said National Youth Week is an important event on the youth calendar,

“It’s Australia’s biggest celebration of young people. It’s a chance to highlight the contributions they make, across the country,”

“This year’s theme is Our Voice. Our Impact and many of the activities involve young people expressing their views and ideas in a variety of ways.”

Minister Smith said the contributions made by both Federal and State Government is highly beneficial for young people,

“The Victorian Coalition Government is proud to partner with the Federal Government to fund these organisations to deliver events and projects right around the state.”

“Through the National Youth Week grants, the Victorian Coalition Government ensures that young Victorians have opportunities to be engaged and involved in their communities.”

Twenty eight young people, including the Victorian National Youth Week 2014 Young Member, Zac Slattery, assessed the grant applications.

“I enjoyed the opportunity to work with enthusiastic young people from around the state to assess the grant applications. It was great to see diverse and high quality events planned for National Youth Week in 2014,” Mr Slattery said.

National Youth Week grants are a partnership between the Victorian and Federal Governments.

National Youth Week 2014 will run between 4 - 13 April. For more information visit

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