FReeZA 2016-18 Grants

On 9 July 2015, the Minister for Youth Affairs Jenny Mikakos MP, attended The Push FReeZA Summit at the Fitzroy Town Hall to announce opening of applications for the FReeZA 2016-18 grant round. Grants of up to $73,500 over three years for regional providers and $72,000 over three years for metropolitan providers will be available for the delivery of music and cultural events for young people in their local community.

For further information on applying for a FReeZA grant, please carefully read the FReeZA 2016-18 Grant Guidelines.
Download the FReeZA 2016-18 Grant Guidelines – pdf (1.84 MB)

Applications for funding must be submitted using the FReeZA 2016-18 Application Form by Friday 21 August 2015. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.
FReeZA 2016-18 Grant Application Form – Word (166 KB)

Applications (including any attachments) must be submitted via email to


A series of Grant Information Workshops will be conducted for organisations interested in applying for a FReeZA grant from 21 July to 31 July 2015 in the following locations:

Tuesday 21 July 2015 – Loddon Mallee
2.00pm to 4.00pm
Northern District Community Health, Activity Room 1
24 Fitzroy Street, Kerang
Vic Roads Ref: 592 C4

Wednesday 22 July 2015 – Grampians
1.30pm to 3.30pm
Pyrenees House, Mt William Room
Girdlestone Street, Ararat
Vic Roads Ref:554 F7

Thursday 23 July 2015 – Barwon South West
12.00pm to 2.00pm
Killara Centre
210 Manifold Street, Camperdown
Vic Roads Ref: 517 N2

Wednesday 29 July 2015 – Melbourne
1.30pm to 3.30pm
Department of Health & Human Services,
Conference Room 3 (Level 1)
50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Melway Ref: 1B U3
*Registration required

Thursday 30 July 2015 – Gippsland
1.00pm to 3.00pm
La Trobe City Council Office (Morwell),
Nambur Wariga Room
141 Commercial Road, Morwell
Vic Roads Ref: 699 L6

Friday 31 July 2015 – Hume
10.30pm to 12.30pm
Strathbogie Shire Council Office, Conference Room
109A Binney Street, Euroa
Vic Roads Ref: 677 N9

To register your attendance at one of the workshops please complete the attached form and return via email to

Download the FReeZA Workshop Registration Form – Word (77 KB)
Please note: Registration to attend the Melbourne workshop is compulsory.

For further information on the FReeZA 2016-18 grant round, please contact Greg Box, Senior Project Officer Office, on (03) 9096 1352.