Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Napier council funding young dreams

Sixteen young people with goals of achieving great things across the fields of art, music, business, fashion, sports and the performing arts are a step closer to their goals, thanks to youth development grants from Napier City Council.

The grants, totalling $7,000, were handed out at the Youth Awards held at the National Aquarium of NZ on Friday night.

“It was wonderful to be able to offer a little financial help to these talented young people with such a broad range of interests,” said Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise, who presided over the ceremony held at the National Aquarium of NZ.

“There are wonderful artists, sportspeople and leaders among these 16 talented young people, and we’re proud to be able to give them some financial help towards achieving their goals,” she said.

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.

“Youth grants are important because they allow an otherwise underappreciated and underrepresented demographic to reach their potential,” said Youth Council chair, Ella Philp.

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