If you have a bright idea you can apply for a grant of up to $500 to help make it happen. But it’s not just about money – we want to support you as you take on challenges and learn new skills.
Things you need to know
Who can apply?
If you’re aged 25 and younger, and live in the Porirua City, then it’s for you. You can apply on your own or as a group of young people.
What’s the criteria?
Basically, your project has to be one that does something good for children and young people. This fund is all about supporting new ideas, activities and innovative projects. We will be looking at:
What do we fund?
We’ve supported heaps of different projects over the past couple of years. To give you some ideas, here are some of the cool projects that have gotten grants so far:
What’s unlikely to be funded?
We want to support local organisations to be able to work on projects that build capabilities of children and young people. Grants of up to $3000 are available.
Things you need to know
How are applications assessed?
Your application will go through a process, which will include being assessed by a group of young people. The final decision will be made by our Grants, Awards and Events subcommittee. We’ll be in touch with you throughout the process if we have any questions about your application.
When we assess your application, we’ll be looking at things like:
What sort of projects do we fund?
To give you an idea, here's some projects that we've funded previously:
Youthtown Super 10’s tournament at Cannons Creek Park
The Super 10s tournament provided an alternative sporting competition for those students not selected to compete in their traditional interschool competitions and a great opportunity for them to be exposed to new sporting experiences.164 students across five schools competed in the tournament.
Clean up of the pump track at Titahi Bay School
Young people found lots of holes and water seepage, which was making it difficult to ride on and enjoy their track. The grant was used to repair the track – it’s now used every as well as in the weekend!
Nature School’s Bush Sprouts sessions at St Theresa’s School
The programme worked with two groups of 24 children and identified environmental issues that were important to them. The sessions also empowered young people to take on leadership roles, and allows young people make their own decisions about how and where they learn and what project they would like to in the bush.
What's unlikely to be funded