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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:

OrganisationProjectProject summaryFunding awardedTotal project cost
Hepburn Region Blue Light IncMobile Youth Café SpaceAn 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 HealthYouth mobile BBQA tangible and creative vehicle, integrating and empowering youth to activate community space across the Hepburn Shire.$8,000$13,000
Trentham Neighbourhood CentreTNC Outdoor SpaceRedevelopment 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 CompanyDEEP DIG Creswick Theatre Youth ProjectPilot 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 HouseOur Touch: youth-led enhancement to existing spacesDesigned 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.