Creative Kids Program goes digital12.05.2020
In an effort to support children and young people in NSW to participate in arts and culture, especially during COVID-19, The NSW Government has announced that its Creative Kids Program will expand into the digital sphere.
Eligible Creative Kids providers will be able to access up to $5,000 in digital adaptation grants to help them offer creative learning activities online thanks to a $1 million injection into the program. Digital adaptation costs may include purchasing equipment and internet services to help online transition in order to provide lessons to young people who can’t attend workshops or classes in person.
The program’s eligible activities are also being expanded to include those which support the 2020 school curriculum, with Creative Kids providers able to supply creative supplies and equipment such as instruments, art and craft supplies and other materials to children or young people.
The changes to the Creative Kids program include:
- $1 million in digital adaptation grants of up to $5,000 for Creative Kids providers to further support online delivery of Creative Kids programs
- A toolkit to help providers pivot to online delivery
- Extension of the use of Creative Kids vouchers for online programs and educational materials
- Improved Service NSW website to make it easier for parents to find an online provider
To be eligible, grant applicants must:
- Be a Creative Kids Provider
- The provider must be a small business (have fewer than 20 employees). This also includes non-for-profit organisations.
- Clearly demonstrate adaptation and expansion of Creative Kids activities to online delivery
- Describe how this support can maintain or increase voucher redemption during COVID-19
- Meet the objectives of the Creative Kids program.
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