Hearing Services for young people

Extended eligibility for Australian Hearing Services – from 1 January 2012, young Australians with a hearing impairment will be eligible for services from Australian Hearing until the age of 26, extending the previous cut-off age of 21. Australian Hearing has released a new website for young people to help them reconnect with their services – www.ahyoungadults.com.au/

Funding for music events

At the beginning of January, NSW Minister for the Arts, the Hon. George Souris announced the recipients of $110,000 in grant funding to assist young people stage their own all ages, drug and alcohol free music events. Young people across the State were invited to apply for grant funding through the “Indent” program which gives participant the skills, resources and support to stage their own music events. Keep an eye on the indent website for information about applications for 2013 www.indent.net.au

Congratulations to all the recipients:

$5,000 Event Development Grant:
– Youth of Bland Shire
, West Wyalong
– Youth Entertainment Reference Group
, Campbelltown
– The Loft
, Newcastle
– Outback Indent
, Broken Hill
– Momentum
, Music and Media, Bega

$2,500 Grass Roots Grant:Cowra Youth Council, Cowra
– Rock the YAC Productions
, Byron Bay
– Coolamon Shire Youth Events Team
, Coolamon
– Bathurst Regional Youth Council Events Working Party
, Bathurst
– Mid-Western Regional Youth Council
, Mudgee
– Rock the Block
, Hornsby
– Bandwagon
, Tamworth
– Cessnock Youth Entertainment Committee (CYEC)
, Cessnock
– Bondi Blitz Planning Committee
, Waverly
– Crankfest Youth Advisory Committee
, Richmond Valley
– The Ragers
, Griffith
– Liquidfest 2012 Committee
, Queanbeyan
– Unleashed,
Riverstone
– Artbeat
, Gosford
– The New What Next
, Rockdale