Local families to benefit from new support package for Creative Kids program

In response to COVID-19, the NSW Government is supporting Creative Kids providers pivot from face-to-face classes to online learning.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal, Adam Crouch, said the support includes $1M of digital adaptation grants, a new toolkit of resources and changes to the use of Creative Kids rebates.

“Creative Kids providers – such as music teachers, dance teachers and artists – can apply now for a $5,000 grant to help cover the cost of pivoting to online classes,” Crouch said.

“Adapting the way people in the creative arts sector ‘do business’ is the key to survival and I encourage teachers and artists on the Central Coast to apply,” he added.

Crouch said thousands of local families were also benefitting from the Creative Kids program.

“In the five months since 2020 began, almost 10,000 vouchers have been applied for and redeemed by Central Coast families.

“The Creative Kids program offers families an annual $100 voucher for every school-aged child to contribute to registration, participation and tuition costs for performing arts, visual arts, coding, languages, literature, music and other creative and cultural activities,” Crouch said.

Creative Kids vouchers are one of more than 70 cost of living rebates and savings available from the NSW Government.

According to data supplied by Crouch just under 6000 vouchers had been redeemed across Gosford and Terrigal alone so far in 2020.

Press release, May 13

Ben Sheath, Office of Adam Crouch MP

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