Local MP Louise Upston is encouraging applications to the Ministry of Youth Development from district councils to the Youth Development Partnership Fund.
There is a total of $889,000 for allocation with between $10,000 and $70,000 available per project.
“The point of this fund is getting young people involved in and leading projects that are meaningful to them and the Taupo electorate,” Louise said.
“By providing funding assistance to Territorial Authorities for projects that support young people aged 12 to 24, young New Zealanders are supported to start projects and events in their communities.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for people in local communities to support our young people and celebrate the great things that many of them are doing.
“National believes in creating opportunities for young Kiwis to ensure they can succeed.
“This fund facilitates young people’s active contribution to decision-making while helping to develop their leadership skills.
“With over 800,000 12 to 24 year olds in New Zealand, it is vital that our community gets behind our young people and gives them the opportunity to have a say and be involved,” Louise said.
Applications close midday on Friday 4 April 2014.
For more information go to: http://www.myd.govt.nz/funding/youth-development-partnership-fund.html