Future Funding

We are currently reviewing our funding priorities for 1 July 2019 onwards. We are doing this to ensure MYD is working to support the Government’s focus on wellbeing, and to bring a focus on improving equity of opportunity for a widely diverse population of young people. MYD aims to be an enabler of the youth development sector and youth voices. We want to support the active participation of young people in decision making, and a strong youth sector ready to respond to what young people need.

We know that some young people don’t have equal opportunities to fulfil their potential and actively participate in their communities. We want to level the playing field so that all young people are empowered to live the kinds of lives they value.

We will be bringing a particular focus to supporting rangatahi Māori, Pacific young people, Rainbow young people, young people with disabilities, young women, young people living in the regions, and young people from ethnic communities, in particular those from a refugee and migrant background.

We will run an open tender funding process which will be open to all organisations that support young people aged 12-24 years and meet the funding criteria. We believe that an open tender approach offers a transparent and fair process. We know operating from year-to-year can be difficult and will welcome applications for funding for up to three years through this process. We expect to publish information on our updated funding priorities and criteria for the open tender process in late November 2018.

We anticipate that applications will open on 28 January 2019 for a period of four weeks. Sign up for our newsletter here to receive regular updates.