Ākonga Youth Development Community Fund Open Tender Launched

The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD) – Te Manatū Whakahiato Taiohi, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, has launched the Ākonga Youth Development Community Fund – Strengthening Ākonga Resilience to Achieve Better Education Outcomes.

In line with the Government’s Youth Plan, the Fund will also have a particular focus on the following groups of young people:

  • Rangatahi Māori
  • Pacific young people
  • Rainbow young people
  • Disabled young people.

Open for applications until 12 January 2021, there is a total of $7.8m contestable funding available which is time-limited for two academic years (i.e. 2021 and 2022) only. Responses to the Request for Proposals (RFP) must be submitted online through SmartyGrants which can be accessed here. More information, including Frequently Asked Questions, eligibility criteria and a downloadable RFP document, is available on MYD’s website.

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