Current Funding

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi – spends around $8.562 million (excluding the Ākonga Youth Development Community Fund) a year on a wide range of youth development and youth enterprise initiatives. We fund organisations that employ a youth development approach which supports the wellbeing of young people (aged 12 to 24 years) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Young people have been faced with many challenges as a result of an unprecedented global pandemic. The Youth Plan sets out actions that government will take, in partnership with others, to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 for young people. It aims to ensure they have a say in decisions about recovery, to support the wellbeing of young people and their whānau, to enable youth leadership, and to drive transformative change.

MYD funding will seek to support young people as we collectively rebuild and recover from COVID-19.

Current MYD Funding Opportunities

While there are no current MYD funding opportunities open for application at present, we encourage you to follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and continue to check back on this webpage, for information on any upcoming funding rounds.

F23 Funding

F23 Open Tender Funding Round Decisions ([Youth Development] Full-time Equivalent Youth Worker/Practitioner Pilot; Youth Development Opportunities; and Youth Enterprise Programmes) have been published. Information on the funded initiatives can be found here – this information has also been published on the Government Electronic Tender Service website. Queries can be directed to