Young people in Forde urged to apply to help them be creative young stars
Bert van Manen MP today urged students and young people in Forde to apply to share in $23,500 to help them develop their talents and chase their dreams by taking part in creative, cultural, academic and community activities.
The program will invest $23,500 per financial year in Forde, and the first funding round will open on 1 June and close on 21 June 2013.
The program will deliver grants of $500 for individuals and $3000 for groups of six or more in Forde. The program will provide funding for successful applicants aged 25 and under.
“Forde is full of young people who have many great talents and who will use those to make a fantastic contribution to our community once they get the chance to develop those talents further,” van Manen said.
“But in some cases their families find it difficult to meet the extra costs associated with participating in activities, events and training.
“These grants will help young people further develop their creative talents by helping them take part in competitions, eisteddfods, public speaking tournaments and other cultural, artistic or academic events.
“I strongly encourage students and young people, their parents and carers in Forde to apply for a Creative Young Stars grant to help them chase their dreams,” he said.
In Round 1, the program will deliver grants to 12 individuals and two groups in each of the 150 Federal Electorates across Australia.
For more information on the Creative Young Stars program visit www.youth.gov.au/sites/youth/news/pages/creative-young-stars
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