Youth Fund update

17 April 2012

Youth Fund 2012 was open to receive applications from 9 December 2011 to 27 January 2012.

It’s called the 'Youth Fund' because MYD wanted applications to come from young people for projects that were designed and led by young people. We held four regional Youth Funding Panel (young people aged 18-24) who assessed all submitted applications then make recommendations to the Director of MYD and the General Manager of the Ministry of Social Development’s Youth Policy Group.

Projects funded include: one-off events, community projects and leadership opportunities.

Twenty-nine young people were involved in the four regional funding panels for Youth Fund 2012.

Panel members were surveyed on their participation on the funding panels and their experience gained from it.  Panel members said their negotiation, analysis and team skills increased and that their involvement had been a good experience.