REGION’S YOUTH WILL HIT THE AIRWAVES THANKS TO FUNDING
Young people living in the region will have their voice heard over the airwaves through more youth-led radio and podcast initiatives, thanks to the NSW Government’s Regional Youth Radio Program.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said $250,000 is available for projects that give young people an opportunity to develop skills and gain experience in podcasting, radio production and presentation.
Mr Anderson said the program will promote work-ready skills for regional youth while engaging them with their community on the issues that matter to young people.
“There’s no more practical way for young people to find their voice by having it broadcast on radio or on a podcast,” Mr Anderson said.
“The NSW Government’s Regional Youth Radio Program is a great opportunity for our young people to gain real-world experience while having an opportunity to find their voice and spread their message.”
Minister for Regional Youth Ben Franklin said eligible applicants can apply for grants up to $25,000 for programs to develop the skills or training of young people in audio broadcasting, or to fund essential equipment to support youth radio and podcasting.
“The 2023 Regional Youth Radio Program gives young people living in the regions a vehicle to talk about the issues that are important to them,” Mr Franklin said.
“The program will offer young people the opportunity to hone their radio and podcast production skills, as well as empower them better connect with their communities.”
As part of the 2023 Regional Youth Radio Program, $75,000 will be dedicated to Aboriginal community projects, ensuring young First Nations people will have their voices heard.
Applications are open and close at 4pm on 2 December 2022, for projects to be delivered in 2023.
For program and eligibility guidelines visit: nsw.gov.au/YouthRadio.