State grant to bankroll youth fun

FREEZA FUNDING FOR EVOLVE: Strathbogie Shire Council’s Evolve Youth Committee (pictured) recently received confirmation of grant money to run a FReeZA event in the community. PHOTO: Strathbogie Shire Council

THE Strathbogie Shire Council’s youth committee Evolve will receive $73, 500 in funding from the State Government’s 2016-18 FReeZA grants.

Jaclyn Symes (MLC, Northern Victoria) announced the funding as part of $1 million to be shared across her upper house electorate to go towards free local music and cultural events for the community.

The Evolve group is made up of an inspiring group of young leaders.

These young people meet on a weekly basis to discuss, plan and deliver a range of exciting live music and creative arts events and training opportunities specifically for young people.

According to the group, these events and training opportunities will enhance their personal development, build numerous skills and showcase youth in a positive light in the wider community context.

Ms Symes said while participants in the program gain valuable skills and experience, the whole community stands to benefit from great free events that are organised.

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