Funding for youth groups launched

by Anonymous Author

Youth groups around Selwyn are being invited to apply for funding through a new Youth Project Fund launched by the Selwyn Youth Council.

The total available funds under the Youth Project Fund is $5,500 for the 2017-18 financial year and is available to provide support for groups or individuals whose projects, events or activities contribute to the strengthening of youth wellbeing in Selwyn. Chair of the Selwyn Youth Council Ella McClure said the discretionary fund is one of the first of its kind in New Zealand local government.

“The allocation and administration of the funds is completely at the discretion of the Youth Council for the benefit of our peers in the district,” she said. “The Youth Council will assess the applications and distribute the funds as they see appropriate at their monthly meeting.” The Selwyn Youth Council meetings are held on the first Wednesday of the month and funding applications must be submitted by the 20th of the month prior to the meeting.

The application form and Fund Policy and Guidelines document are available at the Selwyn District Council website.