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Youth Development Fund

If you're a Napierite aged between 12 and 24, and have a project or activity that will help your personal development, then get in touch.

Youth Development Fund (YDF)

Napier City Council allocate funding each year to the Youth Council of Napier to distribute to young Napierites. The Youth Development Fund (YDF) help our young people achieve their goals and dreams.

The awards are presented by the Mayor of Napier at a special ceremony run by the Youth Council.

There are four categories with a total of $7000 up for grabs, with possible grants from $100 - $1000!

  • Sport
  • Art / Culture
  • Service / Leadership
  • Other

Who can apply?

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 24, who lives in Napier and who is involved in a project or activity that promotes their personal development. You can ask a parent for help but please fill in the form yourself.

When are applications open?

Applications are open from Wednesday 29 June and close Wednesday 3 August.

Napier Youth Development Fund Application Form

Follow this link if the form fails to load. online form.
Name  Trying to achieve

Asher McKee

To further establish a successful business; building and repairing electric guitars.

Charlie Evans

To represent New Zealand in Canoe Slalom.

Harper Champion

To record an album and build further success with his band FYVEYES.

Isabelle Monk

To pursue a career in Musical Theatre.

Emma Webb

To professionally record her music and continue to perform for others.

Bree-Ann Hodgkinson

To start her own clothing line.

Liberty Fowler

To continue to perform and become a full time professional musician

Jack Evans

To attend Model Parliament and represent New Zealand as a delegate on the world stage.

Samantha Herries

To attend CHOGM and develop my leadership skills.

Madeleine Parker

To continue to represent New Zealand in rowing.

Madison Milley

To attend the National Youth Drama School and become a professional performer

Ella Pollett

To become a professional singer-songwriter

Francine Sales

To become a professional artist.

Libby Stewart

To exhibit and sell her artwork.

Ben Stephenson

To pursue his dream of becoming a pro-cyclist

Matthew Viljoen

To become a film director.

Youth Development Recipients 2021

Successful recipients of Napier City Council’s youth development grants, pictured with Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise, at last night’s 2021 Youth Awards.


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