Supporting Local Children’s Week Celebrations

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting community groups and not-for-profit organisations from across Victoria with over $70,000 in small grants to help them put on local events and festivities to celebrate this year’s Children’s Week.

Thousands of Victorian children will get involved in events and activities organised by early childhood services, local councils, playgroups, libraries and community groups.

Children’s Week runs from Saturday 24 October to Sunday 1 November.

Over 80 organisations will receive seed grants of up to $3600 to assist with putting on events that celebrate Victoria’s youngest citizens and their accomplishments.

The grants aim to build stronger and connected communities by bringing together families and their children at free local community events.

Children’s Week is a national celebration that showcases the achievements of children and young people, and highlights their right to learn, be safe and grow up happy and healthy – this year’s theme is “Children’s Rights are Human Rights”.

This year marks 25 years since Australia signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

The Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State – this starts with giving every Victorian child the best start in life.

To get involved, find local events in your area or for more information visit: education.vic.gov.au/childrensweek

 

Quotes attributable to Minister for Families and Children Jenny Mikakos

 “The Andrews Labor Government is making Victoria the Education State – we’re proud to support Children’s Week as it highlights the importance of giving every child the best start in life.”

“This year’s events will hold a special place in helping celebrate 25 years since Australia signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – the 2015 Children’s Week message is Children’s Rights are Human Rights.”

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