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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.

Youth Awards Oct 2020 15

Youth Development Fund Application 

2020 Recipients 


 Trying to achieve 

Amber Single-Owens

To start Sustainabean and encourage the younger generation to make good, environmentally friendly habits.

Atiesha Harris

To attend the WiE Can Engineering experience and eventually to use her talents in Mathematics and Physics to help others.

Madeline Sayer

To represent New Zealand in Blokarting.

Christian Lilburn

To pursue a career as a pilot.

Reeve Dooney

To pursue a career as a professional multi-sport athlete and to represent NZ at the Olympics in triathlon.

Grace Dooney

To become a professional canoe slalom athlete and to represent NZ on the international circuit.

Sam Ranapiri

To pursue a career in Stunt work,

Adam Barron

To attend Outward Bound to help pursue a career in the Navy as a Marine Engineer Officer

Matthew Adams

To enter the Stampede Ultra as a step on the path to race adventure sports globally and professionally.

Harper Champion

To pursue an international career in the music industry with current band FYVEYES

Tamar Van Niekerk

Is to sell art to pursue a career in the field of art and design

Cohen Batterham

To achieve a black belt in Taekwon-Do this year and eventually represent NZ at the World Champs

Eloise Philp

To attend to Rotary Science Forum and then enter the field of Science or Medicine


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