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 - Round 11

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 Youth Citizenship projects for young people.

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

Applications for Round 11 are now closed.

Youth Enterprise Fund

Youth Enterprise Fund will support enterprise initiatives designed to develop young peoples (aged 12 to 24 years) entrepreneurial knowledge, skills and competencies through experiential learning in school, tertiary, business or community settings.

Read more about the Youth Enterprise Fund

Opportunity for Young People

The Youth Enterprise Fund will also support individuals or groups of young people, aged 12 to 24 years, who have a new and/or innovative enterprise project or idea and need knowledge, skills, competencies or mentoring to help them execute their project/idea.

We are inviting individuals or groups of young people, aged 12 to 24 years, to submit an Expression of Interest describing their proposal to meet their entrepreneurial development.

Please click here to download and Expression of Interest form.

Expression of Interest to Youth Enterprise Fund – Opportunity for Young People closes midday Thursday 26 February 2015.

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.

Queer and Trans Youth Grants

These grants support our sexuality and gender diverse young people, the work they are doing to support their peers and the wider queer and trans youth community.

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.

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.

Financial Literacy Fund

The Financial Literacy Fund aims to support initiatives designed to develop young people’s financial literacy skills either in school, community or workplace settings.

Applications are now closed.