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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. We might be able to help.

Youth Development Fund (YDF) 

Napier City Council allocate some funding each year for YCON to distribute as awards to Napier youth. The awards help young people to achieve their goals and dreams.

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

Who can apply?

Anyone between the ages of 12 and 24, living in Napier, who is involved in a project or activity that promotes their personal development and would like funding.

What to do:

Fill out the form and attach a letter telling us why you need a grant to help you reach your goals or dream.

YDF Application Form

The Youth Council of Napier (YCON) 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 applications are now closed.

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.

2016 Recipients 

Arahi WhaangaTo increase professionalism as a musician.
Danica Bryant To pursue a professional career in the music industry.
Darcy Snell To pursue a career as a professional classical musician (oboist).
Hamish Smith For photopgraphy gear to increase professionalism as a photographer.
Hannah Brodie To attend Dance School in Sydney.
Olivia Karlsson To perform at the Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York.
Ziba Marandi Lemme To participate in a traditional wooden boat build.
Adam Barron To attend the National Orienteering camp and purchase of equipment.
Alexandra Thompson To attend Youth Glide NZ camp.
Chalee Whiunui To play in an international basketball tournament in the USA.
Dominic Dixon To play for the Junior BlackSticks in the Hockey Junior World Cup in India.
Ezra Broughton-Spark To play in an international basketball tournament in the USA.
Jess Dean To represent New Zealand for squash.
Kaya Shlomi To compete at the NZ Slalom Secondary Schools and NZ Slalom Nationals.
Charlotte Collins To work at Compasio and Hope House Children's Home in Thailand.
Ella Forbes To participate in the Youth to Everest programme.
Tessa Campbell To participate in the Spirit of Adventure volunteers voyage.
Aimee Clark To volunteer with GVN in Thailand and teach English in the local school.

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