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 Hulls 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.
Hulls 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, head to www.hastingsdc.govt.nz/youth and download 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
Name Event Grant
Zoe Christall - HGHS National Youth Drama School $500
Isla Christensen - Karamu Sir Peter Blake expedition $500
Laura Johnson – Hav Int Rep NZ in gym (step 8) $500
Sarah Morton – HGHS NZ under 20 soccer team $500
Alexia Hinton – HNHS NZ under 21 Canoe Polo team $1000
Whaia te tika – Has Int Softball & baseball cost x 8 $500
Flo Mills - HNHS Exchange student $500
Greer Edison - HNHS Spirit of adventure $250
Georgia Hulls - HNHS Rep NZ in Athletics in Sydney $1000
Nik & Sam – Sacred Heart Youth Orchestra trip to China $1000
Max Sharp - Lindisfarne National Youth Drama School $250
Baseball HB under 18s Under 18 Baseball Nationals $500
Isabelle Douylliesz - HGHS Hands On Otago 2016 $500
Grace Duncan - HGHS Continue with music lessons $500
Brie Keatley – no school National Youth Drama School $500
Darcy Snell - Lindisfarne Music lessons $500
Emma Cameron - HGHS Spirit of adventure $1000
Trinity Hart - HGHS Exchange Students $500
4 October 2017
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