Current Funding

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi – spends around $8.562 million (excluding the Ākonga Youth Development Community Fund) a year on a wide range of youth development and youth enterprise initiatives. We fund organisations that employ a youth development approach which supports the wellbeing of young people (aged 12 to 24 years) in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Young people have been faced with many challenges as a result of an unprecedented global pandemic. The Youth Plan sets out actions that government will take, in partnership with others, to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 for young people. It aims to ensure they have a say in decisions about recovery, to support the wellbeing of young people and their whānau, to enable youth leadership, and to drive transformative change.

MYD funding will seek to support young people as we collectively rebuild and recover from COVID-19.

F23 Funding

The MYD F23 Open Tender Funding Round is now closed for Proposals. A decision regarding successful Proposals will be made and communicated to successful Respondents from mid-November 2022. Unsuccessful Respondents will be notified no later than end-November 2022.

F22 Funding

A list of funded providers, including funding amount, is available here.