Funding for Youth Initiatives

Published: 08-Oct-2019

The Council’s Youth Development Grant is now open and ready to accept applications for the 2019/20 funding year.

The fund was established by Community Boards in May last year to support young people to achieve in a project or activity that adds value to their community. 20190923 - Youth Development Grant

The successful applicant could receive funding up to $4000, as well as advice, guidance and mentoring from the Grant Committee.

A Council spokesperson says that the Board Chairs are committed to engaging with the Districts young people and the Youth Development Grant is a great way to help them to do this.

“We’ve been thrilled at the achievements made by last year’s applicants through their Student Volunteer Army initiative, and we’re eager to support and guide the next successful applicant along their journey.”

The grant supports young people to:

  • Enhance and grow their personal development
  • Enhance their leadership skills
  • Enhance the community in which they live
  • Help or benefit others.

Anyone aged between 16 and 22 years living in the Waimakariri District can apply. Applications close on Friday 1 November 2019, and the Committee will meet late in the month to consider applications.

Find out more about the grant, including eligibility criteria and how to apply here.