Supporting Young People

Published: 09-Aug-2018

Waimakariri District Council is launching the Youth Development Grant.  The brainchild of the Community Board Chairs and Board member Thomas Robson, this is the first of this kind of grant for the Council.

Shona Powell, Woodend-Sefton Community Board Chair says, “The Chairs of all the Community Boards welcome the opportunity to work together on this exciting initiative.  We want to inspire our young people to achieve something for themselves and add value to their community”.

The Community Board Chairs presented the proposal for the grant through the recent Long Term Plan process and were delighted to have support from all the Councillors.  A representative from the Waimakariri Youth Council will also be involved in the decision making process.

The Board Chairs are committed to engaging with our young people.   The successful applicant could receive funding up to $4000 but will also receive advice, guidance and mentoring from the Community Board Chairs.

The purpose of the grant is to support one or more young people who are seeking to:

  • To enhance and grow their personal development;
  • To enhance their leadership skills; and
  • To enhance the community in which they live;
  • To help or benefit others.

You can apply for the grant if you are aged between 16 and 22 years old and live in the Waimakariri District.

You can find out more information about the grant, the criteria and how you can apply here.

Name: Edwina Cordwell

Phone: 0800 965 468