New Funding to see More Young People in the Region Hit the Airways

Young people in the region will have their voices heard through more youth-led radio and podcast initiatives, thanks to a new round of the NSW Government’s Regional Youth Radio Program.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said $250,000 is available for projects that enable young people to develop skills in podcasting, radio production and presentation.

“This program will promote work-ready skills for regional youth, develop a greater sense of belonging within their communities and give them a platform to talk about important issues and share ideas,” Ms Cooke said.

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.

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