Youth Affairs Council Victoria (YACVic), the state’s peak body for young people and the youth sector, is proud to open applications for its Activators program today.

The Activators program will support up to 20 young people aged 18-25 who live, study or work in rural or regional Victoria to join YACVic on an 8-month journey to accelerate their advocacy work.

Activators will benefit from support, training, professional development and networking opportunities along with a $1,000 honorarium and potentially up to $1,000 in seed funding for their project.

“The Activators program is a fantastic opportunity for young people in rural and regional Victoria to lead action for their communities,” said YACVic CEO Leo Fieldgrass. “YACVic will amplify and empower young change-makers from around our state. We encourage all eligible young people to apply.”

The new initiative is led by YACVic Rural, a core agency of YACVic which expands its state-wide advocacy in rural and regional communities.

YACVic Rural Manager Andy Bell said, “We’re excited to partner with young people in rural and regional towns to be the change they wish to see for their communities. We can’t wait to get to work with the Activators and help them bring their projects to life.”

Applications for the program close 5pm Saturday 31 March 2018. 

Head here to find out more about the Activators program and how to apply. If you have any questions about the program, please contact YACVic Rural Policy and Advocacy Officer Becc Brooker on 0437 092 633 or