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.

Applications are now closed.

Youth Enterprise Fund - Opportunity for Young People

The Youth Enterprise Fund – Opportunity for Young People, is aimed at supporting young people who have smart and achievable ideas to design enterprise projects that will make a social and/or environmental difference. This funding is designed to help young people develop entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to take their enterprise ideas to the next level.

Read more about the Youth Enterprise Fund - Opportunity for Young People

Youth Fund

The Youth Fund provides one-off small grant funding assistance to support young people aged 12 to 24, or organisations that work in partnership with young people, to develop decision-making and leadership skills, knowledge, and experience to participate confidently in their communities.

Read more about the Youth Fund

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.

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.