November 30, 2015

YOUTH FUNDING TO HELP YOUNG PEOPLE IN MOORABOOL GO “OFF TAP”

Young people in Moorabool will lead the planning and staging of live music and cultural events thanks to $58,800 in funding from the Andrews Labor Government to support ‘Off-Tap’ Moorabool’s FReeZA committee.

Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard visited the local FReeZA committee in Bacchus Marsh to celebrate the funding.

Mr Howard said the FReeZA program provides positive youth development opportunities through the participation in the planning and governance of youth events in the community.

“By delivering youth led, all-ages drug, smoke, alcohol free events – young people learn about leadership and decision making, while gaining valuable skills and experience,” Mr Howard said.

“The ‘Off-Tap’ team organise a series of important youth programs and events, including gigs, hip-hop and street art workshops, through to short film and art festivals.”

The Andrews Labor Government has provided $7.2 million over three years for the FReeZA program, including $5.4 million in grants.

FReeZA provides funding to local government and community organisations to support young people to run fully supervised drug, alcohol and smoke-free events in their local area.