The Andrews Labor Government is supporting local communities in regional Victoria to host fun and free educational activities and events as part of this year’s Children’s Week celebrations.
Labor Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp today invited not-for-profit organisations and local councils in Northern Victoria to apply for grants to host a range of activities for children and their families to enjoy during the annual celebration.
Children’s Week will be held this year from 19 to 27 October and will see thousands of Victorian children aged up to 12 years of age taking part in the festivities.
Local councils and not-for-profit organisations are encouraged to participate, opening their doors to the community with a range of fun and educational open days, displays and special events.
Grants of up to $1,000 are available to host free activities which may include art exhibitions, outdoor or messy play activities, dance workshops, musical performances, picnics and sporting activities.
The theme for Children’s Week 2019 celebrates the right of all children to be healthy, safe and happy, based on Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Applications for grants close 19 July 2019 and can be applied for by visiting www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/Pages/childrensweek.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Labor Member for Northern Victoria
“Children’s Week is always a wonderful and unique opportunity to celebrate the talents and achievements of Victorian children.
“We encourage local councils and organisations in Northern Victoria to apply for these grants to help them open their doors to their community and celebrate this year’s Children’s Week.”