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MYD’s Youth Fund is open!

MYD's Youth Fund is open for projects and activities led or in partnership with young people.

Ministry of Youth Development Opportunities

Youth Fund supports youth-led projects for young people aged 12 to 24 years. Projects must help young people to contribute positively to their community through leadership, mentoring or volunteering opportunities.

What is the Youth Fund?

Youth Fund aims to:

  • increase capability and resilience for young people through leadership, mentoring or volunteering activities, and
  • engage young people in new activities that contribute positively to their communities.

Who can apply?

  • Young people aged 12 to 24 years old (who are resident in New Zealand)

    Individuals or groups of young people aged 12 to 24 years old must be supported by a legally recognised New Zealand based organisation. This could be a business, charity, school, or some other type of organisation. To be a legally recognised organisation it must be registered on one of the several registers managed by the New Zealand Companies Office.

  • An organisation who is working in partnership with young people for the project

    Organisations working with young people (aged 12 to 24 years old and resident in New Zealand) must be a legally recognised New Zealand based organisation. This could be a business, charity, school, or some other type of organisation. To be a legally recognised organisation it must be registered on one of the several registers managed by the New Zealand Companies Office.

What are the funding criteria?

The project must:

  • align to the Youth Investment Strategy and the aims of Youth Fund
  • provide opportunities for young people to participate in leadership, mentoring or volunteering activities in their community
  • support young people aged 12 to 24 years old
  • be designed and run by young people or an organisation in partnership with young people, and
  • start from 1 January 2018 and be completed by 30 June 2018.

Note: have achieved accreditation, or be able to achieve accreditation to provide youth development services for the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD). To gain accreditation, organisations need to be assessed against a streamlined version of the Level 3 Social Sector Accreditation Standards, developed specifically for MYD providers. 

More information about this can be found in the FAQs section.

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