MYD Funding Guides

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi – is administering two contestable funding streams for funding for the 2019/2020 financial year; a Youth Development funding stream, and a Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship funding stream.

The Youth Development funding stream is open for applications until midday, 22 February 2019. This funding is for holistic programmes and services that emphasise identity, belonging, connectedness, and the strengths of young people (12-24 years).

The Youth Enterprise and Entrepreneurship funding stream supports young people (12 to 24 years) to be better prepared for the future work environment through funding strengths-based enterprise education and skills development opportunities and investing in young people with business potential. The funding will be distributed through two sub-streams, a ‘Programmes and Services’ stream and an ‘Opportunity for Young People’ stream.

  • The Programmes and Services funding stream is focussed on providing contributory funding to organisations to deliver enterprise activities to young people.
  • The Opportunity for Young People funding stream is specifically aimed at young people who have a new and/or innovative business or enterprise idea/project, to invest in them to help them progress on their enterprise journey.

Applications for both the Programmes and Services and the Opportunity for Young People sub-streams open at 12pm midday, 11 March 2019 and close at 12pm midday, 05 April 2019.

For more information on all of the above funding, please visit the Current Funding page.