Grants awarded to creative young people

Today in my electoral office I was delighted to meet local beneficiaries of the Creative Young Stars program. With financial support gained, Year 11 student Gabrielle Carter is heading to Glasgow to compete in an international ballet competition. Alison Plevey travels to dance festival in England and Jacob Niessl will be able to pursue his passion for music, competing in eisteddfods and community concerts with Canberra Youth Music.  My congratulations to all the winners.


Twelve creative and aspiring young people have 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.

Two community groups in the electorate of Fraser are also beneficiaries of the program.

Member for Fraser, Dr Andrew Leigh, today 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,” Dr Leigh said.

“The Creative Young Stars grants help young people of primary, secondary and tertiary school-age to participate in events such as competitions, eisteddfods, public speaking tournaments and other cultural, artistic or academic events.

“We want these young people to feel supported, and to have their talent and hard work recognised so their confidence and creativity develops.

“These grants do this but also support our young people in a practical way to make achieving their dream a little easier.”

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