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.

Rangatahi 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 rangatahi. It aims to ensure they have a say in decisions about recovery, to support the wellbeing of rangatahi and their whānau, to enable rangatahi leadership, and to drive transformative change.

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

F22 Funding

MYD will conduct an open tender to invest funding which will launch in early 2021, for funding beginning 01 July 2021. The open tender will support a transparent and competitive procurement approach. Comprehensive information outlining the desired outcomes and core assessment criteria will be made available on this page to support the tender process.