Youth Foundation is a structure for funding local youth-led and focused projects that help young people make a real difference in their communities.

YF concept_3_graphicYouth Foundation Upper Yarra has recently supported the local Skate Park Group in Warburton to hold an event on April 28 to raise awareness of the Skate Park campaign and to build support for it by putting on a fun day of skateboarding, bike tricks and music.

Youth Foundation is also currently working on a photovoice project named “Life through OUR eyes” with 30 VCAL students from Upper Yarra Community College, to express through their own photographs their place in their community.

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Youth Arts Fund

A new Youth Arts Fund is now available for young artists (aged between 13-24) living in, or with a close connection, to the valley.

The fund is designed to assist youth artists with the costs of entry forms, framing and printing of works that are to be entered in art competitions or exhibitions in the region (defined by postcodes 3799 and 3797).

Contact Jeff Gill at the Warburton Advancement League, tel 5966 2373, for an application and information about terms and conditions.

Please note this funding is limited and discretionary. Applications will need to be accompanied by a copy of artwork (or what is practical) and any promotional material for the event you are planning to enter. Acknowledgement of sponsorship is required wherever your artwork is being displayed.

Funding proudly supplied by the Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Bank branches.