City of Melville is encouraging young people to submit ideas for Youth Pitch

Dan Duggan, Sean O’Neil and Kabungo KB Mumbi complete a Youth Pitch urban project.
Dan Duggan, Sean O’Neil and Kabungo KB Mumbi complete a Youth Pitch urban project.

THE City of Melville is encouraging young people to submit ideas for events, workshops, activities, small businesses and place activation with $3000 in grants up for grabs.

Youth Pitch asks young people to submit and then vote on ideas valued up to $1000, with $3000 total funding available.

Each pitch must be an idea run by young people for young people and take place the City of Melville.

Melville Mayor Russell Aubrey said Youth Pitch was a great way to celebrate National Youth Week and that it 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,” he said.

“The benefits of providing more youth activities, spaces and events in Melville are huge, particularly when they are created and delivered by young people.

“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.”

The Youth Pitch event and voting will take place on Friday, June 9 from 6pm in the Main Hall of the City of Melville Civic Centre.

Pitches can be delivered in any way, with creativity encouraged.

Ideas must be submitted online by 5pm on May 26 at www.melvilletalks.com.au/youthpitch to be considered.