The skills and achievements of Victoria’s young people will be on show right across the state later this year at a month-long festival supported by the Victorian Government.

Grants of $2,000 are available for sector organisations, local government and schools to partner with Victorians aged 12 to 25 to create a wide variety of youth-specific events.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas said funding of $220,000 would be available for up to 110 events that will be designed for and by young Victorians.

Youth Fest kicks off in September with this investment supporting young people to organise and deliver events, showcase their skills, share ideas, build social connections, and expand their networks.

In 2023, the Youth Fest program funded 111 activities including those focused on art, music, sport and theatre, as well as recreational and community festivals, giving young Victorians the chance to have their voices heard.

Applications are open until 15 March. To apply and to find out more about the grant program, visit the Youth Fest Grants page on the Victorian Government website.