Youth Week

Held every year, Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and achievements of rangatahi. Youth Week recognises the amazing contributions that young people make to their communities throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. The week inspires us to value, support, and affirm the diversity of young people in our society.

About Youth Week

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Youth Week is coordinated by Ara Taiohi, with the support of the Ministry of Youth Development - Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi. Events are designed to encourage young people (aged 12 to 24 years) to take on challenges, share ideas and focus on the positive aspects of being young. The week also recognises the youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young people.

Youth Week 2021 Grant Fund

The Youth Week 2021 Grant Fund (the Fund) is seeking applications for youth-led and/or youth-focused initiatives/events under the Youth Week 2021 theme: “We’re Stronger Together”.

Young people can work alongside their youth worker, youth mentor, teacher, sport coach, faith-based/community/iwi youth-leaders and others to make an application towards organising and implementing youth-led and/or youth-focused events and activities during Youth Week 2021. 

Applications to the Fund are invited from community-based youth groups, including Iwi, Pasifika and migrant and refugee groups, youth development providers, organisations delivering physical activity opportunities for rangatahi, and schools and education providers, to receive funding to support youth-led initiatives during Youth Week 2021.

The Fund is open to applicants and closes at 05:00 PM, Tuesday 30 March 2021, with successful applicants being notified by mid-April.

Visit Ara Taiohi’s website for more information on how to apply.

Youth Week 2021

Youth Week 2021 will be held 08 - 16 May 2021! As chosen by young people, Youth Week 2021 is celebrating the theme “We’re Stronger Together”.

Visit Ara Taiohi’s website for resources and keep up to date with events that are happening throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.