Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Young people approve programme funding

Hon Paula Bennett
Minister for Social Development

31 January 2013

Young people approve programme funding

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett is delighted young people have given the go-ahead for 49 youth programmes around the country.

“I decided young people themselves should consider applications for programmes aimed at their peers and recommend which should receive funding.”

“The panels of young people have made really good decisions to support initiatives to develop leadership skills and community engagement.”

Grants of $2,000 to $7,000 have been awarded to 49 organisations around New Zealand from the contestable Youth Fund which totals $200,000.

“I’m really proud of our young people for stepping up in their local areas to sit on these panels and make decisions that will benefit their community.”

“It’s also young people who deliver the programmes, so this is really driven by the next generation of New Zealanders,” says Mrs Bennett.

Applications were open to individuals or groups of young people aged 12 to 24 who have the support of a legal entity, like a school or youth organisation.

The legal entity holds the funds and works in partnership with the young people to deliver the programme.

Programmes include courses for disabled youth to increase confidence and transition out of high school, a project to trace whakapapa, performing arts, sports and leadership projects as well as music and cultural programmes.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Andrew Little’s Debut, Mockingjay, And Drunk Texting

John Key’s credibility has taken a hammering this week – at least among the 50% of the electorate who have always had doubts about him on that score.

The other substantial story of the week has been about Andrew Little’s debut as Labour leader, which has received top marks, especially among the 25% of the electorate still voting Labour. According to some reports, the Labour caucus has been ‘in seventh heaven’ about Little’s success this week in taking it to the government in the House. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Parliament Today:

Gordon Campbell: On Government Arrogance

Right now, National is ramming anti-terrorism measures through Parliament. This legislation will grant the SIS the power to carry out 48 hour bouts of surveillance on anyone without a warrant, and will bestow on government the power to unilaterally revoke anyone’s passports and thus deny them the freedom to travel. More>>

ALSO:

Glenn Inquiry: Report Offers Solutions To Family Violence

The People’s Blueprint unveiled today by Sir Owen Glenn’s independent inquiry into child abuse and domestic violence outlines a new, more cohesive and effective system for reducing New Zealand’s alarmingly high family violence rates. More>>

ALSO:

Environment Commissioner: Changing Climate And Rising Seas - Understanding The Science

A rising sea will be with us for a long time to come – one way or another we will have to adapt. But how high and how fast the water rises will be influenced by the speed at which the world – including New Zealand – reduces greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades. More>>

ALSO:

Key Texts With Whale Oil Released: PM Can’t Be Trusted Over Dirty Politics Defence - Greens

John Key’s answers to questions about dirty politics can’t be trusted, after he was forced to admit that he had misled journalists and Parliament about contact with attack blogger Cameron Slater, said the Green Party today.. More>>

ALSO:

Temporary Release Crackdown Continues: Corrections Review Of Phillip Smith Case

“The review by Corrections’ Chief Custodial Officer reveals that the plan for Smith’s series of temporary releases was overly ambitious and misinformed. He’s a highly manipulative and deceptive person who although technically eligible, should not have been considered for temporary release." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news