Be Heard

We believe young people all across regional/rural Victoria should have the opportunity to Be Heard.

The Be Heard grants program offers $5000 grants for Community Radio stations in regional/rural Victoria to get young people involved.

SYN Media is on board to help stations generate ideas, draft and submit applications for the Be Heard grants program.


The Be Heard grants program is an initiative of the Victorian Government. It has already helped over 19 Community Radio stations in Victoria increase the involvement and participation of young people in the media.

SYN Media is a not for profit youth media organisation that trains and supports over 4000 young people each year to make their own media. SYN is assisting applicants through the application process and can offer training packages for stations.

Can I apply?

Only licensed Community Broadcasters can apply. However, the Be Heard grants program has been most successful in cases involving strong community partnerships. If you work with young people – we can help facilitate relationships with your local Community Radio station.

Stations who have been previously successful are not eligible in this grant round.

What can we spend the funds on?

The $5000 can be spent on any project which is designed to increase the participation of young people in Community Radio. For some stations this has included training weekends provided by SYN Media Learning, competitions, school partnerships, youth services partnerships, mentorship programs and more. Find some project ideas here and you can discuss your ideas with SYN.

Up to $1000 can be spent on station equipment.

You should plan for projects to start from January 2014 onwards.


Download the Information for Applicants and the Application Form.

Have a think of potential projects and contact SYN’s Education and Training Manager JB – [email protected] 03 9925 4693 to discuss your idea.

Applications close 5pm on December 13, 2013 and must be submitted via email to [email protected]

SYN is running a Youth Engagement Forum in Shepparton where you can discuss potential project ideas. This session will run on Friday September 20. You can find more information for the Youth Engagement forum here.