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Just launched … Wakefield Youth Grant

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Just launched … Wakefield Youth Grant

Last month Focus Wakefield agreed a motion to use funds raised from Window on Wakefield advertising revenue to support youthful endeavour. A total of $2000 each year will be available to young Wakefield residents who would like to request a financial helping hand in their chosen sport, art, hobby or interest. Could you shine like an All Black in a pair of new boots? Can you sail with your crew if you can make it to Auckland? Or maybe you could dance in L.A. if you can raise the funds?

Click here to download The Focus Wakefield Youth Grant Application form.

Applications are welcomed from young people living in Wakefield who attend primary or secondary school, or by their parents on their child’s behalf. Applications will be emailed to all members of Focus Wakefield prior to the next scheduled meeting. Members of the committee will review applications and place their vote prior to the meeting, to hasten the voting process. Members do not need to be present at the meeting to place their vote. A vote can be placed at the meeting, but there will not usually be a discussion about the applicant at the meeting unless the individual amount awarded is over $200.

It is envisaged the sum of money awarded will vary, depending upon the individual situation of applicants. The amounts awarded may change depending on the future financial position of the Focus Wakefield Committee. Any future changes will be discussed at future meetings and publicised in Window on Wakefield.

All successful grant applicants must provide a short follow-up article for Window on Wakefield (including a photograph) to show residents how the programme is helping young people in our community.

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