Youth Enterprise

Youth enterprise programmes can offer a significant contribution to building a more hopeful, prosperous, equitable, and sustainable future for Aotearoa New Zealand.

He Kākano

He Kākano (a seed) is a $2 million collaboration between the Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi and The Prince’s Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (PTNZ) to provide seed funding, mentoring support, and entrepreneurial skill development to young people (aged 17 – 30 years). Information on He Kākano can be found on PTNZ’s website.

The Te Kete Aronui report and suite of resources was developed in collaboration with PTNZ. The Te Kete Aronui ecomaps, educational worksheets, case studies, and measurement frameworks are designed to give young people a set of tools to support their development and learning journey, taking the step up towards applying for He Kākano, and into the business world beyond.

Te Kete Aronui

MYD is working in partnership with PTNZ to figure out what ‘good’ outcomes look like to improve youth entrepreneurship initiatives.

MYD, PTNZ, and Aotearoa New Zealand’s youth enterprise ecosystem, have developed a Youth Enterprise Outcomes Framework- Efficacy, Economy and Equity. PTNZ has worked to develop four resources designed to support providers with building the entrepreneurial capital (skills and thinking) of young people through high quality programmes.

MYD Funding (2023-2025)

Information on programmes, services, and initiatives currently funded by MYD (2023-2025) can be found here.