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Shape It! grants for regional youth advisory groups




Shape It!

Shape It! grants kick-starting change in rural and regional communities

The Shape It! grants provide one-off seed funding for youth advisory groups in rural and regional Victoria to kick-start a project to create positive change in their local area.

The first round of recipients of the Shape It! grants have now been announced by the Minister for Youth Affairs Ryan Smith. These 20 grants have been awarded for a wide range of projects including a cyber safety campaign, youth mental health film festival and social enterprise workshops.

Shape It! is all about supporting young people living in regional and rural Victoria to get involved and engaged in decisions that affect them. They aim to help you create a positive change in your community on an issue you care about. Further Shape It! grants will be available in 2014 and 2015.
The 20 grants are listed below.

Youth advisory groups such as youth councils, youth advisory committees or youth action groups are already creating change in their local community. These grants will give more young people a chance to have a say in future community directions, strengthen connections and develop new skills.


More information

For more details about Shape It! you can call the Department of Human Services’ Community Inclusion Unit on (03) 9096 1392 or email


Youth Advisory GroupProject TitleLocal Government Area
Central Goldfields Youth Advisory CommitteeTeam Building ProjectCentral Goldfields
Castlemaine District Community Health Youth Clinic Peer Support GroupYouth Clinic Peer Support ProgramMount Alexander
Bellarine Youth Action CrewOnline feeling fineGreater Geelong
Youth Foundation Neerim DistrictNeerim district young people use your voiceBaw Baw
Bendigo Youth Advisory GroupKinder BMX upgradeGreater Bendigo
South Gippsland Youth CouncilMHAD music event and seminarSouth Gippsland
Wangaratta Youth CouncilGreen It Up!Wangaratta
Moira Junior Council Moira Face OFF! Community Cyber Safety ProgramMoira
Swan Hill Rural City Council's NOVO groupLitter Bugs UsSwan Hill
Mitchell Youth CouncilThe Big SplashMitchell
Gannawarra Shire Youth CouncilYouth Council Rocks Road showGannawarra
Mansfield Skate Park Action GroupSPAGABILITYMansfield
Latrobe City Youth CouncilCommunity Skate JamLatrobe
Centre for Multicultural Youth Ballarat's Multicultural Youth Advisory and Social GroupRegional Connect Up ProjectBallarat
Corinella and District Community Centre's Waterline Action Group for Youth Waterline Soccer GroupBass Coast
BYPASS - headspace Ballarat Youth Reference GroupBYPASS festivalBallarat
Word and Mouth’s Amplified Youth CommitteeResponsible use of Social Media forumGreater Shepparton
Buloke Youth Advisory Committee Speak Up BulokeBuloke
Ballarat Youth CouncilYouth Mental Health Film FestivalBallarat
Youth Innovation Centre's Youth Advisory GroupYouth Innovation' Our FutureGreater Bendigo

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