Children and young people funding

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 to.

Young People's Fund

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. 

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Making an impact

Grants to transform wellbeing for young people through collaborations.

This fund is available to 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 (pdf).  You can see our (Draft) Snapshot for 2018 (pdf).

It will support projects over a one to three year period that are delivered in the Porirua area. Applications should be based on a partnership agreement between organisations and children and young people to co-design, develop and implement projects.

Making it happen

Grants to help bring your innovative bright ideas to life.

This fund supports new ideas, activities and innovative projects that build the capabilities of children and young people. It supports projects designed in partnership with children and young people, to help them access activities or address issues relevant to them and their community.

The Making it Happen fund isn’t just about giving out grants – it’s support for personal development programmes, which will build young people's self-esteem and confidence and provide them with an opportunity to learn new skills in leadership, team work, decision making, problem solving, communication, empathy development, negotiation, report writing, presentation skills, event management, interview skills etc.

To apply please download the PDF form, fill out all required sections, and then hit the Submit button.

Getting you there

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 later this year. 

Need help?

For more information contact our Senior Advisor Partnerships Steve Flude on (04) 237 5089 or email stephen.flude@poriruacity.govt.nz.

Latest funding news

Young Peoples Fund

Funding for projects to help young people shine

Funding for projects to help young people shine

6 Sep 2018
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Bringing young people's ideas to life

Are you a young person with a great idea? We have funding it help make it happen.

24 May 2018
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Projects targeting youth get initial funding nod

Two projects that will build self-esteem, relationships and strengthen families are in line for funding.

27 Apr 2018