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Great opportunities for young rural Victorians

10 October 2014

The Nationals candidate for Euroa Steph Ryan today welcomed two Victorian Coalition Government initiatives aimed at supporting young people throughout the Euroa electorate.

The Coalition Government is providing more than $90,000 in funding for National Youth Week 2015 and supporting the 2015 Victorian Young Achiever Awards.

“Young Victorians throughout the Euroa electorate are invited to apply for funding to help plan and stage National Youth Week events in 2015,” Ms Ryan said.

“Funded events for 2014 included the Strathbogie Shire Council’s ‘Just as I am’ event which promoted positive mental health messages and the Life is Beautiful concert put on by FCJ College (Benalla) students to promote wellbeing issues for young people.”

The 2015 Victorian Young Achiever Awards includes a new category, the Victorian Government Innovation award.

Ms Ryan said the new award celebrates and recognises young people who are demonstrating leadership in innovation in the use of new technologies, business start-ups and entrepreneurship.

The eight other award categories are: Australian Super Career Kick Start, Academy Graphics Regional Achiever, Bartercard Online Achievement, BASF Science and Technology, First National Leadership, Saward Dawson Community Service and Volunteering, The Coffee Clubs Arts and Fashion and Victorian Government Small Business Achievement.

An overall winner, the Victorian State Young Achiever of the Year, will also be chosen.

“I encourage young people working with community based organisations, local government authorities or schools to consider applying for a National Youth Week Grant for 2015.

“I also encourage anyone throughout the Euroa electorate who knows of an outstanding young person to nominate them as part of the 2015 Victorian Young Achiever Awards,” Ms Ryan said.

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