Young people in Dandenong will benefit from a 2017 National Youth Week grant from the Andrews Labor Government.

Greater Dandenong Youth and Family Services will receive a $2,000 grant to coordinate a workshop series titled ‘Create Your Future’.

Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, said the workshop will offer young people the opportunity to participate in activities that enhance their employability, expose them to education or employment pathways, raise aspirations and build enterprise skills.

The Government is providing over $200,000 in funding for National Youth Week grants, which recognise the contribution of young people to Victoria and celebrate their achievements.

The Government will host the inaugural Youth Summit on 31 March 2017, marking the start of National Youth Week.

Young people from across Victoria will attend the summit to discuss issues that matter most to them and to turn their ideas into action.

The Youth Summit is one of the Victorian Government’s flagship projects to engage with young people under its Youth Policy: Building Stronger Youth Engagement in Victoria.

National Youth Week will run from 31 March to 9 April in 2017. For more information go to

Quotes attributed to Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams MP

“This funding will give young people in Dandenong the chance to participate in events, build skills and develop ideas.”

“National Youth Week celebrates ideas that young people provide to our state no matter what their background or where they live.”

“I look forward to hearing from young Victorians at the Youth Summit on 31 March 2017.”