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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. Applications for the 2019 Youth Development Fund close on Sunday 28 July.

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.

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.

What to do:

Fill out the form below and attach any other information to tell us why you need a grant to help you achieve your goals.

Applications close Sunday 28 July 2019.

YDF application form

The Youth Council of Napier want to help young people in our community ensure they can make the most of every opportunity and to support them in achieving their dreams and goals.

2018 Recipients

NameTrying to achieve
Eleanor Hollings-Hatton To pursue a career in fashion design.
Ruby Wilkinson-Smith To pursue their passion for writing and art.
Tamera Matene To participate in an American Dance Tour and pursue a career in dance.
Ana Hodgson To pursue canoe polo.
Daniel Christensen To pursue a career in professional basketball, and attend basketball college in the USA.
Eruera Matiaha To pursue kickboxing and participate in the Combat Academy Training Camp in Bali.
James Rawnsley To compete in the NZ Junior Indoor Cricket World Cup.
Jimmy Pentland To pursue kickboxing and participate in the Combat Academy Training Camp in Bali.
Logan Trower To compete in the NZ Indoor Cricket World Cup in Christchurch.
Taylor England To pursue kickboxing and participate in the Combat Academy Training Camp in Bali.
D’Andre McGhee To participate in a tour of Europe as part of a Geography trip.
Emily Wakely To participate in the Spirit of Adventure 10 day voyage.
Kiran Pannu To represent NZ in the UN Youth Global Development Tour.
Michael Heperi To participate in a tour of Europe as part of a Geography trip.

2017 Recipients

NameTrying to achieve
Hana Drysdale To represent New Zealand on the Global Development Tour organised by UN youth.
Anna Kelland To compete in the Under-21 New Zealand arias in Rotorua.
Mihnea Vlad To participate in the Spirit of Adventure voyage.
Rachel Tovey To volunteer in India, Greece and Cambodia working with people affected by trafficking.
Carolyne Nel To compete in the NZ Secondary Schools Senior Girls Orienteering Team in Australia.
Maddy Madaleine To compete in the International Taekwon-do Federation World Championships in Argentina.
Ben Cornes To pursue a career as a performing musician.
Kylarni Tamaiva-Eria To pursue a professional career within the design industry.
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