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.

F23 Funding

The MYD F23 Open Tender Funding Round Request for Proposal documents and associated Frequently Asked Questions have been published on the Government Electronic Tender Service website.

Queries can be directed to All relevant queries will be collated into existing FAQs documents which will be updated and republished on a weekly basis, so that all interested parties can access the same information at the same time.

You can download the most recent FAQs by clicking on the links below:


Click on the links below to access F23 Open Tender Funding Round application forms on SmartyGrants:

A SmartyGrants Guide is available here to aid all Respondents.

F22 Funding

A list of funded providers, including funding amount, is available here.