Current Funding

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) - Te ManatÅ« Whakahiato Taiohi – has changed the way it will approach its F2018/19 funding (outside of existing contracted commitments). Applications are welcomed for a larger general fund, which targets key Ministerial priorities across four different funding streams.

What are the four different funding streams and how much funding is available in each?

Within Positive Youth Development Promotion, there are two funds:

Youth Development – Programmes and Services Fund

  • This funds organisations to support the delivery of youth development opportunities. Applications can be for funding between $10,000 and $100,000.

Youth Development – Opportunity for Young People Fund

  • This funds young people and organisations to support the delivery of youth-led youth development opportunities. Applications can be for funding between $5,000 and $30,000.

There is around $1 million worth of funding to be distributed across these two funding streams.

Within Expanding Youth Enterprise and Education, there are two funds:

Youth Enterprise – Programmes and Services Fund

  • This funds young people and/or organisations to support the delivery of business, enterprise and information technology (IT) education and skills development opportunities to young people. Applications can be for funding between $10,000 and $100,000.

Youth Enterprise – Opportunity for Young People Fund

  • This funds young people to support the development of a new and/or innovative business/enterprise project or idea. Applications can be for funding between $5,000 and $30,000.

There is around $1 million worth of funding to be distributed across these two funding streams.

Download the table located under 'Related Information' in the right-hand sidebar for more details on the 2018/2019 contestable funding streams.

When do applications open and close?

Applications open at 9.00am on Thursday 31 May and will close at 12 noon on 2 July 2018.

How do I apply?

Email or hard copy applications will not be accepted; please only apply via the SmartyGrants application process.

Download the MYD Funding Application Guide F19 located under 'Related Information' in the right-hand sidebar for more information around submitting an application.
Download the MYD Service Guidelines F19 located under 'Related Information' in the right-hand sidebar for important information for MYD Providers.

Can I apply more than once?

MYD will only accept one application per individual, group or organisation for each individual project. Please do not apply for funding for the same project through more than one funding stream. If applications are submitted to the same funding stream or to more than one funding stream, these should be for different and distinct projects. Please ensure that you apply through the most suitable funding stream in all instances.

When will the results be known?

Applicants should be notified of the results of their application by end of August 2018.

Who do I contact with any questions?

If you have any questions, please get in touch with MYD via email or by phone.

Email: mydinfo[at]myd.govt.nz

Phone: (04) 916 3300 or freephone 0508 FOR MYD (367 693)