The Barossa Council continues to support local young people by providing financial support through youth grants to those who have excelled in their particular sport/cultural/recreational activity.
Most recently, Council has presented Youth Grants of $200 to Isaac Feltus and Rhys Cannizzaro from Nuriootpa. Both Isaac and Rhys were chosen to represent the Central Districts Basketball Club at the U14 Boys Australian Club Championships, held in Albury in September/October last year.
Maddison Furlong and Tayla Pudney also received Youth Grants of $250 each. Both Maddison and Tayla were chosen to represent RAW Impact in Cambodia in July 2015. RAW impact focuses on projects that will sustain, educate and protect the children and adults who call a particular village home.
Mayor Bob Sloane said the youth grants were a great example of Council’s commitment to supporting young people in their chosen fields of excellence.
“The Youth Grants are a great way for Council to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of young people whilst also providing much needed financial assistance to help with any costs associated with their activity,” Mayor Sloane said.
“Council’s Youth Grants, represent just one of several community funding opportunities that Council offers members of the community.
“In the 2014-15 financial year alone, Council has provided $21,850 worth of grants through its Community Assistance Scheme, which further highlights Council’s commitment to supporting projects and activities which contribute to the development of the community.”
Youth grants applications remain open all year round. For more information visit Council's Youth page here.