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Ministry of Youth Development Funding Open Now
12 February 2019
Ministry of Youth Development Funding Open Now
Two Funding Streams are open from the Ministry of Youth Development, for more information click here
 
Youth Development Funding Stream
 
The Youth Development funding stream supports the wellbeing of young people (12 to 24 years) via a youth development approach. This is funding for holistic programmes and services that emphasise identity, belonging, connectedness and the strengths of young people.
 
  • Applications are now open: visit the MYD SmartyGrants page to apply.
  • Applications close: midday, 22 February 2019
  • There is approximately $3 million available in this stream in 2019/2020.
 
Applicants will know the outcome of the process by the end of April 2019, for contracts starting 01 July 2019.
Further information about the Youth Development funding stream is available in the MYD Funding Guide - Youth Development Funding Stream 2019/2020.
 
 
Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Funding Stream 
 
The Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship funding stream supports young people (12 to 24 years) to be better prepared for the future work environment through funding strengths-based enterprise education and skills development opportunities and investing in young people with business potential. These opportunities and investments will positively engage rangatahi in building skills and knowledge for life and learning, equip them to make successful transitions, and have meaningful options for making a living.
 
The funding will be distributed through two sub-streams, a ‘Programmes and Services’ stream and an ‘Opportunity for Young People’ stream.
 
The Programmes and Services funding stream is focused on providing contributory funding to organisations to deliver enterprise activities to young people. Further information about this funding sub-stream is available in the MYD Funding Guide - Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (Programmes and Services) Funding Stream 2019/2020.
 
The Opportunity for Young People funding stream is specifically aimed at young people who have a new and/or innovative business or enterprise idea/project, to invest in them to help them progress on their enterprise journey. Further information about this funding sub-stream is available in the MYD Funding Guide - Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (Opportunity for Young People) Funding Stream 2019/2020.
 
Download a simple and handy "How it Works" guide to the Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (Opportunity for Young People) funding stream process here.
 
  • Applications open (for both sub-streams): midday, 11 March 2019
  • Applications close (for both sub-streams): midday, 05 April 2019
 
There is approximately $600,000 available in this stream in 2019/2020.
 
Applicants will know the outcome of the process by the beginning of June 2019, for contracts starting 01 July 2019.