Scott Buchholz, Federal Member for Wright, last week presented certificates to congratulate local young people who received Australian Government grants of up to $3000 to help them develop their talents and chase their dreams.
The grants have been awarded under the Creative Young Stars program which provides individual grants of $500 and group grants of $3000 to assist students and young people participate in creative, cultural, academic and community based activities, events or training.
Mr. Buchholz congratulated the grant recipients and thanked all applicants, noting that the quality of young talent was outstanding.
Our community is full of young people with many great talents. The exceptional contribution they make to our community and beyond will only increase with the chance to develop those talents further,
I was incredibly impressed by some the achievements of these young people, it showed a high levels of discipline, commitment and sheer talent. This is why they deserve these grants, Mr Buchholz said.
These grants allow these gifted young people to feel supported, and to have their talent and hard work recognised so their confidence and creativity develops. What the government offers does this but also supports young people in a practical way to make achieving their dream a little easier, said Mr Buchholz.
Scott Buchholz encourages any Creative Young Stars in Wright to consider applying in 2014 for the next round of the Creative Young Stars grant program. For more information on the Creative Young Stars program visit www.youth.gov.au