Jun 13, 2013

$8 million to help Creative Young Stars

Young people in the Inner West are encouraged to apply for Federal Government grants to help them realise their dreams in creative and performing arts, cultural activities, school and community service and academia.

The grants are available for people aged 25 years and under and are worth $500 for individuals or $3000 for groups of six or more members.

Federal Labor Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese said applications will be accepted until June 21, 2013 for the first round of the program.

“The Creative Young Stars grants will help young people develop their talents further by helping them to participate in events such as competitions, eisteddfods, public speaking tournaments and other cultural, artistic or academic events,” Mr Albanese said.

“Many gifted young people are unable to take advantage of opportunities because they simply do not have the money.

“That’s why we are complementing our record investments in school education with this investment to help young Australians realise their dreams.

The Creative Young Stars Program is a feature of Creative Australia, the Australian Government’s national cultural policy.

“The Federal Labor Government is determined to help young Australians reach their full potential whether that is at school, in performing arts, community service or leadership activities,” Mr Albanese said.

For more information on the Creative Young Stars program visit www.youth.gov.au/sites/youth/news/pages/creative-young-stars