Parliament

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

 

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.
 
ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election