Council has awarded its one-off Youth Space Activation Grants, awarding $40,000 to five local groups to support dedicated youth spaces.
Grant recipients will improve social options for young people, which includes enhancing current and developing new dedicated youth spaces.
The projects align with Council’s Youth Strategy 2016-2021 – Social Theme: Space Activation.
Congratulations to the following recipients:
|Organisation||Project||Project summary||Funding awarded||Total project cost|
|Hepburn Region Blue Light Inc||Mobile Youth Café Space||An outdoor creative café space that allows youth to engage in various settings. Teaching skills to young people as well as creating an income stream to support other youth events.||$8,000||$13,000|
|Central Highlands Rural Health||Youth mobile BBQ||A tangible and creative vehicle, integrating and empowering youth to activate community space across the Hepburn Shire.||$8,000||$13,000|
|Trentham Neighbourhood Centre||TNC Outdoor Space||Redevelopment of the outdoor space at TNC to provide an inviting, comfortable and visible outdoor gathering place in the heart of Trentham.||$8,000||$27,774|
|Creswick Theatre Company||DEEP DIG Creswick Theatre Youth Project||Pilot program to highlight, develop and celebrate youth skills in the areas of theatre and performance at the Creswick Courthouse Theatre.||$8,000||$17,450|
|Clunes Neighbourhood House||Our Touch: youth-led enhancement to existing spaces||Designed to help young people add their own touch to existing outdoor spaces in Clunes.||$8,000||$16,500|
Projects will be implemented over the next six months.