FReeZA | Youth Central

Applications for funding are now closed. You can read more about the successful grants recipients by downloading FReeZA 2022-24 program successful grant recipient (Word)

Message from the Minister, The Hon. Ros Spence MP:

“FReeZA demonstrates the importance of supporting young people to realise their full potential, putting them at the centre of the organisation and delivery of youth-friendly events.”

About the program:

FReeZA 2022 – 2024 offers three-year funding for community organisations and local governments to deliver safe, youth-friendly events for young Victorians aged 12 to 25. Grant funding up to $106,500 is available for regional providers and $105,000 is available for metropolitan providers.. The FReeZA program is based on a youth participation model where young people lead the planning, development and delivery of music, cultural and recreational events in their local community.

This innovative youth development program enables young people to enjoy fully supervised drug, alcohol and smoke-free events.

Events are diverse and need to reflect the needs and interests of young people in their local area.

Beyond staging events that reflect the local youth culture, the program also provides important performance opportunities for local musicians and young emerging artists.

Events must take place between 1 January 2022 – 31 December 2024. More information is provided in the FReeZA 2022-2024 program Grant Guidelines below.

Applications are now closed.

Program resouces:

FReeZA 2022-24 program Grant Guidelines

Successful grants recipients:

Resources for young people: 

There are a number of ways you can get involved with FReeZA. You can:

If you want to get involved in staging FReeZA events in your community you should first contact your local FReeZA provider. FReeZA providers are usually based at your local council or other youth service providers.