The wellbeing of the city’s children and young people is important to us. Porirua City has funds that organisations, and children and young people can apply for.
In 2015 we made having ‘children and young people at the centre of city decisions’ one of our strategic priorities – with strong support from the community.
In 2017 a review of our community funding saw the Council approve the launch of the Young People’s Fund in February 2018.
The Fund allows organisations and children and young people to apply for grants that support innovative projects, with outcomes directly related to the Council’s children and young person’s strategic priority and the children and young person’s status report.
Grants to help bring your bright ideas to life
This fund is all about supporting your new ideas, activities and innovative projects.
Kids and young people – this is for you:
Got a cool idea?
Are you aged 0 to 24 and live in Porirua?
You can apply for a grant of up to $500 to help make it happen.
Organisations can apply too:
Grants of up to $3000 are available for organisations to support projects that build the capabilities of children and young people. This fund is now closed and will reopen in August 2019.
What’s happened so far?
We’ve helped lots of ideas come to life since launching the Making it Happen fund. Here are some of them:
Grants from the Mayor to help you reach your potential and achieve your dreams.
This fund will help individuals and groups of young people reach their potential, celebrate and support their achievements, follow their dreams and develop their interests and skills.
The fund will open in early 2019.
Grants to transform wellbeing for young people through collaborations.
This fund for organisations that have a new project or idea which focuses on children and young people and clearly aligns with our Children and Young People strategic priority and issues in the Children and Young Peoples Status Report, and Snapshot Report 2017. You can see our (Draft) Snapshot for 2018.
Two projects have been selected for funding for the next three years, so the fund is closed for now. It will reopen in 2021-22.
Those projects are:
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For more information contact our Senior Advisor Partnerships Steve Flude on (04) 237 5089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Porirua City's Making it Happen fund granted more than $15,000 to community groups last week.16 Dec 2018
If you’re a young person with a great idea Porirua City may have the funding you need to help make it happen.24 Sep 2018