Funding available from the Ministry of Youth Development

We provide funding to programmes and services for young people so that they can contribute to their community and participate in education, training or employment. We also provide funding to city and district councils who want to improve the outcomes of young people in their regions.

Youth Development Partnership Fund

The Youth Development Partnership Fund enables the Ministry of Youth Development, Territorial Authorities and young people, aged 12 to 24, to work together to provide Active Youth Citizenship projects for young people.

For the Ministry of Youth Development, Active Youth Citizenship is young people using knowledge, skills and experience to participate confidently in their communities.

Applications are now closed.

Youth Fund

The Youth Fund encourages young people to apply for small grants of between $2,000 - $7,000 for Youth Development projects for and by young people aged 12-24 years.

Applications are now closed.

Services for Young People Fund

We provide funding to community-based services for young people aged 12-24 in New Zealand. These services provide opportunities for young people to connect with their communities, gain confidence and learn new skills.

Small Communities Youth Grant Fund

The ‘Small Communities’ Youth Grant Fund aims to support young people from New Zealand’s island communities to apply for grants of between $2,000 - $5,000 for youth-led initiatives and activities for and by young people aged 12 to 24 years.

Canterbury Youth Initiatives Fund

The Ministry of Youth Development has established the Canterbury Youth Initiatives Fund to support the delivery of a series of events and initiatives developed by, and targeted at, young people across the greater Christchurch region. The fund is being established in response to some of the findings from the CERA Youth Wellbeing Survey 2013.

Applications have now closed

Service Guidelines

The Ministry of Youth Development's Service Guidelines are to be read as a set of commonly agreed practice principles and values to guide programmes and services delivered to young people.

Results Based Accountability

RBA is a simple, common sense framework organisations, teams and groups can use to focus on the results/outcomes of their work with communities, whānau, families and clients.