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CREATE Your Future Grant

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Applications for the 2017 CREATE Your Future Grant Scheme are now closed

The CREATE Your Future Grant Scheme will award grants to successful applications by clubCREATE members aged 15 – 25 years with a statutory care experience.

The current categories of the CREATE Your Future Grants are:

1. EDUCATION AND TRAINING GRANT

CONDITIONS OF GRANT:
• Minimum $300 to a maximum grant of $3,000
• Education and training can include courses for vocational education
• Funds will be issued for eligible quotes/invoices
Funds can be used for educational/training courses, tuition fees, or equipment/books and resources.
This category also includes dance, drama, art, music lessons, hair, beauty and other similar types of courses.

2. DRIVING LESSONS GRANT

CONDITIONS OF GRANT:
• Maximum grant of $500 to go towards lessons and/or driving test fees
• Applicants must hold a valid Learner Driver Licence/Permit
• Funds will be issued to nominated Driving School

3. IT GRANT

CONDITIONS OF GRANT:
You can apply for a laptop (which will include Microsoft Suite).
No further quotes or invoices are needed for this application

4. TRAVEL AND CONFERENCES GRANT

CONDITIONS OF GRANT:
• Minimum $300 to a maximum of $3,000
• Funds will be issued for eligible quotes/invoices
Applications must address how the young person will be supported if they are under the age of 18 years.
This can be used for national and international travel, conference registration costs, and/or accommodation.
You can also apply for a $3,000 grant that covers, travel, accommodation and registration to attend the CREATE Foundation Voices in Action Conference in Sydney in August 2017. This can also include courses/training/camps that involve travel.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

Who can apply?
If you are between the ages of 15 – 25 with a statutory care experience and you are a clubCREATE member, you can apply for this grant. If you do not yet have a membership number, please put the date which you joined clubCREATE on the application form. CREATE does not require proof of your statutory care experience, however you are required to be a clubCREATE member.

What if I have received a CREATE Your Future Grant before in previous years?
You are eligible to apply again, especially if your grant is for continuing educational needs.

How do I complete a CREATE Your Future Grant Application?
Easy! Simply apply online here or download a copy of the CREATE Your Future Grant Scheme Application Form and Checklist, fill it in and send us through your complete application by the due date.

Get a written quote… What does that mean?
At CREATE, we need quotes from you so we can see what you would like to request funding for. For instance, if you would like to do a course you will need to;
1. Find the organisation that offers the course;
2. Go and get a quote for the cost of the course; and
3. Attach the quote to your application.

What makes a CREATE Your Future Grant Scheme Application great?
The best applications we receive are the ones that are completed in full. If an application is lodged that does not have all the information we need, it will be deemed ineligible (which means that we can’t assess your application).

Can someone help me complete my Application?
We encourage all young people to complete the CREATE Your Future Application Form on their own, however you can receive assistance to do so. If you do receive assistance please let us know. If there is no one who can help, please email CYFgrants@create.org.au

What if I am not successful?
You will be sent a letter within 3 weeks of the closing date advising you if you have not been successful. CREATE receives heaps of applications and unfortunately we don’t have the funds to support each and every applicant. We do realise that it is disappointing if you miss out and we appreciate your understanding with us and our staff if you are not successful.

Cool, so where do I send my application?
When applying online, your application will automatically be sent to us once complete. If you are completing the paper version there are details to email or post your application.

If you require any more additional information please contact CREATE Foundation in your State or Territory on 1800 655 105 or email CYFgrants@create.org.au

Your Application Form

You must attach the following information below to the CREATE Your Future Grant Application Form to ensure that your application is complete:

1. Your clubCREATE membership number. Please do not send in your application without this number.
2. If you are applying for Driving Lessons, a Learner’s Permit is required.
3. Two written personal references. These may be from a Teacher, Case Worker, CREATE Worker, Employer,
former Carer or Case Worker or other adult that you select.
4. Written quotations for equipment, course fees, goods or services that support your grant application.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR THIS YEAR’S ROUND OF CREATE YOUR FUTURE GRANTS IS WEDNESDAY 31ST MAY 2017 AT 5PM.

CREATE Your Future Grants cannot be used to cover debts, fines, or furniture.
Organisations CANNOT apply on behalf of a young person to cover accommodation or debt costs.