Napier Courier - 2021-11-24


Funding the future


Art. Music. Business. Fashion. The Performing Arts. Sports. Sixteen youth with goals of achieving great things across these fields are a step closer to those goals, thanks to youth development grants from Napier City Council. The grants, totalling $7000, were handed out at the Youth Awards held at the National Aquarium of NZ earlier this month. Council allocates funding each year to its Youth Council, which is responsible for assessing applications for the grants. These help young people aged 12-24 achieve their dreams and can be for anything that promotes their personal development. Congratulations to: ASHER MCKEE – to further establish a business, building/repairing electric guitars CHARLIE EVANS – to represent NZ in canoe slalom HARPER CHAMPION – to record an album & build further success with his band FYVEYES ISABELLE MONK – to pursue a career in musical theatre EMMA WEBB – to professionally record her music & continue to perform for others BREE-ANN HODGKINSON – to start her own clothing line LIBERTY FOWLER – to continue to perform & become a fulltime professional musician JACK EVANS – to attend Model Parliament & represent NZ as a delegate on the world stage SAMANTHA HERRIES – to attend CHOGM & develop her leadership skills MADELEINE PARKER – to continue to represent NZ in rowing MADISON MILLEY – to attend the National Youth Drama School & become a professional performer ELLA POLLETT – to become a professional singer-songwriter FRANCINE SALES – to become a professional artist LIBBY STEWART – to exhibit & sell her artwork BEN STEPHENSON – to pursue his dream of becoming a pro cyclist MATTHEW VILJOEN – to become a film director. To find out more visit search #youthgrants


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