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Youth organisations given funding

Hon Nikki Kaye

Minister of Youth Affairs
 
14 April 2013       

Media Statement       

Youth organisations given funding

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye today announced funding for six organisations offering diverse services to young people.

“I am allocating a total of $59,000 across six organisations providing initiatives ranging from helping disadvantaged youth to giving cultural opportunities to young people in rural communities,” Ms Kaye said.

The money, from the Ministry of Youth Development’s Services for Young People fund, is going to YES Disability Resource Centre ($5000); Phoenix NZYP ($5000); Stage Challenge Foundation ($15,000); Youth Mentoring Network ($10,000); Youth Quest Trust ($10,000); and Young Enterprise Trust ($14,000).

“This money will assist these organisations providing services that include mentoring for young people with disabilities, entrepreneurial and leadership skills development, the performing arts and training for working with young people including those at risk.

“These are all organisations focused on improving opportunities for young people and it is important that we have such programmes to do this.”

The Ministry of Youth Development funds different types of programmes. These include projects initiated and led by young people, projects in partnership with territorial authorities, and programmes and services delivered by community-based organisations.

Information on the organisations receiving funding:
YES Disability Resource Centre

The YES Disability Resource Centre provides information and support for people living with disabilities and their families.
 
Phoenix NZYP

Phoenix NZYP is a performing arts group that provides opportunities for all young people in West Auckland to participate in the performing arts.
Young Enterprise Trust


Young Enterprise Trust works alongside schools throughout New Zealand, to develop enterprising students. Students are provided with the opportunity to participate in experiential enterprise education and financial literacy programmes.

Stage Challenge Foundation

Stage Challenge works with young people, schools, community organisations, government, and business to increase awareness of issues affecting young people and address problems that lead to anti-social behaviour through drama performance.

Youth Quest Trust

Youth Quest delivers workshops and a youth mentoring programme which practically and effectively works with young people and their families within their communities.
 
Youth Mentoring Network

The Youth Mentoring Network provides free tools and resources to assist those working with young people in the role of mentors.
 
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