Young people in Gippsland to take the spotlight in 2017

Young people in Gippsland will receive a 2017 National Youth Week grant totalling $18,900 from the Andrews Labor Government.

Harriet Shing, Member for Eastern Victoria Region, said the grants highlight National Youth Week and made it possible to host workshops, activities and outings in relation to optimal health, exploring creative areas and promote inclusive cultures.

The Government is providing over $200,000 in funding for National Youth Week grants, which recognise the contribution of young people to Victoria and celebrate their achievements.

The Government will host the inaugural Youth Summit on 31 March 2017, marking the start of National Youth Week.

Young people from across Victoria will attend the summit to discuss issues that matter most to them and to turn their ideas into action.

The Youth Summit is one of the Victorian Government’s flagship projects to engage with young people under its Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria.

National Youth Week will run from 31 March to 9 April in 2017. For more information go to

Quotes attributed to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

“This funding will give young people from all over Gippsland the chance to run their own events and showcase their diversity, innovation, skills and ideas.”

“National Youth Week celebrates the ideas and energy that young people from all parts of state contribute to Victoria.

“I’m looking forward to hearing from young Victorians at the Youth Summit on 31 March 2017.”