Calling Youth to Pitch their ideas for $3,000 funding

The City of Melville are launching Youth Pitch – a participatory budgeting project that asks young people to submit and then vote on ideas valued up to $1,000, with $3,000 funding available in total to make Melville an even better place for young people.

The City is encouraging youth to submit project ideas for events, workshops, activities, small business ideas, place activation and other ideas, so long as they are run by young people for young people within the City of Melville.

Mayor Russell Aubrey said the launch of Youth Pitch was a great way to mark and celebrate National Youth Week from 31 March to 9 April, as it perfectly aligned with this year’s theme “be bold, be brave, be you.”

“Youth Pitch is a fantastic opportunity to give our young people a voice and empower them through the opportunity to vote on how the allocated funding should be used. The benefits of providing more youth activities, spaces and events in Melville are huge, particularly when they are created and delivered by young people.” Mayor Aubrey said.

“If you’re aged between 12 and 25, I encourage you to get together with your friends, class mates and peers and start talking about what ideas you could pitch.

“Get a group together or do it individually, head to our engagement site melvilletalks.com.au/youthpitch to join the conversation, see what other young people think of your ideas and make sure you attend the Youth Pitch event to get your vote in on the night.”

The Youth Pitch event and voting will take place on Friday, 9 June from 6.00pm to 8.30pm in the Main Hall of the City of Melville Civic Centre, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon, and promises to be a fun night, with free food, music and some great ideas. Pitches can be delivered in any way, with creativity encouraged.

Ideas must be submitted online by 5.00pm Friday, 26 May 2017 at www.melvilletalks.com.au/youthpitch to be considered.

For more information and to keep up-to-date with youth events, activities and services within the City of Melville like the City’s newly revamped youth Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofmelvilleyouth.