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Are you a teen with a dream? Apply for a grant

Are you a teen with a dream? Apply for a grant

Australasia’s fastest sprinter (under 18 years, over 100m) used a Hastings Youth Council Grant to help her get to the competition at which she scored the win.

Georgia Hull was one of 18 who received a grant of between $250 and $1000 last year. The fund is administered by Hastings Youth Council. Nominations have been called for again this year, with a closing date of November 4.

Giving their peers a helping hand to achieve their goals is one of the parts of being on the Youth Council that the members enjoy most, says Hastings District Council youth co-ordinator Paddy Steffert.

Last year 18 teens received between $250 and $1000 to help them reach their dreams. The funds went toward a wide range of activities, from canoe polo and softball, to music and athletics.

Hull was one of those to reach real heights with the help of a grant, achieving national headlines for her win at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships. See http://tinyurl.com/z6qutwe

The number and size of grants is based on the funds available. To apply for one of this year’s grants, ranging from $150 to $500, email paddys@hdc.govt.nz and ask for an application form. Please be aware that successful grant recipients will be required to fill out an accountability form. Applicants need to be aged between 13 and 19 and live in the Hastings District.

Last year’s grant recipients

NameEventgrant
Zoe Christall - HGHSNational Youth Drama School$500
Isla Christensen - KaramuSir Peter Blake expedition$500
Laura Johnson – Hav IntRep NZ in gym (step 8)$500
Sarah Morton – HGHSNZ under 20 soccer team$500
Alexia Hinton – HNHSNZ under 21 Canoe Polo team$1000
Whaia te tika – Has IntSoftball & baseball cost x 8$500
Flo Mills - HNHSExchange student$500
Greer Edison - HNHSSpirit of adventure$250
Georgia Hulls - HNHSRep NZ in Athletics in Sydney$1000
Nik & Sam – Sacred HeartYouth Orchestra trip to China$1000


Max Sharp - LindisfarneNational Youth Drama School$250
Baseball HB under 18sUnder 18 Baseball Nationals$500
Isabelle Douylliesz - HGHSHands On Otago 2016$500
Grace Duncan - HGHSContinue with music lessons$500
Brie Keatley – no schoolNational Youth Drama School$500
Darcy Snell - LindisfarneMusic lessons$500
Emma Cameron - HGHSSpirit of adventure$1000
Trinity Hart - HGHSExchange Students$500

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