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From Friday 3 December, Porirua City is at the orange setting of the traffic lights protection framework. This means some changes to the way we work and live, protections are in place to help minimise the spread of Covid-19 in the community. Find out more

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Young People’s Fund – open now


Porirua City Council’s Young People's Fund is open for applications.

The fund offers grants for projects or initiatives that will have a significant impact on children and young people living in our city.

There are two tiers of funding available - one for larger or long-term projects, and the other for smaller community projects.

Under tier one funding there are two grants available of $50,000 a year, for up to three years.

Tier two funding offers five or six grants of $6000 as a one-off payment

Priority will be given for projects that fall into one of three focus areas - diversity and inclusion, the environment, or health and wellbeing.

Groups of young people can apply, but with the support of an organisation that will guide the project - this could be a school or local not-for-profit group.

Applications are open until 5 November 2021. For guidelines on the fund and application forms visit

Porirua Mayor Anita Baker said the grants are designed to help our tamariki and rangatahi get ahead and encouraged people to apply.

"We are a young city and empowering our young people to flourish will always be a priority for Porirua."

On the subject of funding, Porirua City is holding a Funding Expo this week, to support community organisations to make connections and meet with funders from a wide variety of organisations, as well as central and local government.

The free expo is on Wednesday 13 October, from 1-7pm at the Performing Arts Studio at Pātaka. No bookings are needed, just pop in whenever suits. Covid-19 protocols will be in place to keep everyone safe.

11 Oct 2021