Funding for our young people

We support young people in our city through our grants programme. But it’s not just about money – we want to support our rangatahi and tamariki as they take on challenges and learn new skills.

Young People's Fund

Children and young people at the centre of city decisions is one of our strategic priorities and it is also the centre of all our funding decisions. A few years ago, we reviewed all of our community funding and launched a Young People’s Fund in 2018. This fund is aimed to directly benefit rangatahi and tamariki living in our city

Check out all our different grants below and see what fits your project or idea. We can't wait to hear from you!

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Making it happen

Grants to help bring your bright ideas to life

Our funding round for organisations are currently closed, and will reopen in July 2021

Funding for individuals is always open - apply anytime!

We want to hear from individuals, as well as organisations, about cool new ideas that support young people living in our city.

Grants of up to $3000 are available for organisations and $500 for individual young people.

Find out all you need to know here. 

Getting you there

Grants from the Mayor to help you reach your potential and achieve your dreams

This funding round is open - apply anytime!

This fund helps individuals, as well as groups of young people, reach their potential, celebrate and support their achievements, follow their dreams and develop their interests and skills. 

Find out all you need to know here.

Making an Impact

Grants to transform well-being for young people through collaboration

This fund is now closed and will re-open in 2021. Details to follow from July 2021.

This fund is for innovative new programmes and ideas focusing on collaboration between organisations. These programmes are intended to reach young people that may not get the same opportunities as others. We are looking for collaborative, long-term partnerships that facilitate transformational change in our community. 

Find out more here.

Need help?

If you've read through all the details, and are still not sure what to apply for, or have any other questions, contact our Senior Advisor Partnerships Mia Matheson on (04) 9171000 or email