$120K available for young social entrepreneurs

Waitaki news
Sunday, September 6, 2015

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean is encouraging local youth with bright ideas to apply for a share of the $120,000 Opportunity for Young People fund.

“The funding will be awarded to youth with clever and achievable ideas that will make a social or environmental difference.

“By working on projects they have designed, young people develop valuable decision-making skills and confidence.

“To qualify for support, the applicant must be aged between 12 – 24 years and have a social enterprise idea they want to make a reality,” Mrs Dean said.

The panel will award funding based on the innovation, viability, potential for growth and social impact of the project, while also considering value for money.

Mrs Dean said the Young People funding comes from the $2 million Government Youth Enterprise Fund launched in December last year.

Interest for this round of funding must be registered by 20 October 2015. More information about the Opportunities for Young People Fund is available via her electorate offices or the link below.