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Youth Development Fund

Always open for applications?

Yes

Eligible districts

Christchurch.

Eligibility

Applications open 1 July each year. Once the annual allocation of funds is exhausted the fund is closed.

Before applying contact your local Strengthening Communities Advisor or Community Recreation Advisor, as each community board represents a different community and therefore may have different objectives and priorities within the overall objectives of the city's Community Outcomes. It is important to discuss this when you make your enquiry.

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups or individuals may apply

History

Each year the Council's community boards set aside an amount of money to fund young people in their local community. Under this scheme, the community boards will consider applications for a variety of activities.

Objectives

Each community board represents a different community and therefore may have different objectives and priorities within the overall objectives of the city's Community Outcomes. It is important to discuss this when you make your enquiry.

Projects funded

• Educational studies
This can include personal development opportunities, such as leadership skills, career development and skills training or community based educational skills.

• Cultural studies
This can include courses or seminars such as Te Reo lessons, musical training, arts colloquiums. It could be for attendance at cultural events taking place locally, nationally or internationally.

• Representation at events
Applicants can apply for assistance if they have been selected to represent their school, team or community at a local, national or international event. This includes sporting, cultural and community events.

• Recreation development
Assistance to attend or take part in one-off or ongoing recreational events, or participation at recreation or sporting development. For example representing Canterbury at rugby or advanced ballet classes in Wellington.

• Capacity building
Providing support for personal development or growth. For example leadership training.

Excluded projects

The following criteria must be met by all applicants:
• A community based not-for-profit community, recreation, sporting, arts, social service, environment or heritage
organisation.
• All groups applying for more than $2,000 must be incorporated under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 or the Charitable Trusts Act 1957 or be a legal entity that is registered for charitable purposes.
• Be based in the Christchurch City Council area with funded programmes or services being provided primarily for Christchurch City Council residents.
 

Activities funded

The following priorities will be used to assist with the allocation of funding:
• Older adults
• Children and youth
• People with disabilities
• Ethnic and culturally diverse groups
• Disadvantage and/or social exclusion
• The capacity of community organisations
• Civic engagement

In addition, Community Boards have their own objectives that will be used to assist in the prioritisation of local projects.
 

Excluded activities

• Must have provided accountability reports for all previous Council funding and have no unresolved or outstanding
accountability issues including outstanding debt to Council.
• Must have had the funding application approved at a properly convened committee meeting and in writing.
• Must provide evidence of the need for the project.
• Have appropriate financial management, accounting, monitoring and reporting practices.
• Have sound governance and appropriate operational capability and capacity to deliver to the level as agreed.
• Be able to commit to collaboration and partnering, where appropriate.
• Groups receiving Council funding at a metropolitan level may only apply for local funding if the project is specifically local and no portion of it has been funded at the metropolitan level

Note: Recreation and Sporting clubs/organisations do not have to be affiliated to a national sporting organisation to
be eligible to apply however in alignment with the Physical Recreation and Sport Strategy we would encourage you to affiliate.

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

On average about $300 per successful applicant.

Grants made last year

Information not available

Funds available last year

Information not available

How to apply

Applications are open from 1st July each year. Once the annual allocation of funds is exhausted the fund is closed.

Applications can be made online via the Christchurch City Council's website (Community Funding page).

Before applying contact your local Strengthening Communities Advisor or Community Recreation Advisor, as each community board represents a different community and therefore may have different objectives and priorities within the overall objectives of the city's Community Outcomes. It is important to discuss this when you make your enquiry.

Applications could have up to 8 weeks turn around period dependant on the timing of Community Board meetings. You will be notified of the Community Board’s decision following the relevant decision meeting.

Please use the below Youth Development Fund (YDF) application forms:
Spreydon-Cashmere Youth Development Fund application form [PDF, 95 KB]
Halswell-Hornby-Riccarton Youth Development Fund application form [PDF, 254 KB]
Papanui-Innes Positive Youth Development Scheme application form [PDF, 94 KB]
Linwood-Central-Heathcote Youth Development Scheme application form [PDF, 64 KB]
Coastal-Burwood Youth Development Scheme application form [PDF, 115 KB]
Banks Peninsula Youth Development Scheme application form [PDF, 97 KB]
Fendalton Waimairi Harewood Youth Development Fund application form [PDF, 129 KB]

Community funding priorities and outcomes:
Please see the Community funding priorities and outcomes for further information [PDF 169KB].

If you have previously received a grant you can find more information on accountability.
If you have any questions or problems please contact a Grants Advisor or email communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz.
 

Information required with your application

Applicant details and relevant supporting documentation.

Decision makers

A report will go to a meeting of the board, with a council staff recommendation. The board will discuss the merits of the application and determine whether to allocate funds.

Decision time

The request is usually addressed at the next available meeting of the board. On average there is a three week lead in time between receiving a request and the board considering the request.

How notified

Applications could have up to 8 weeks turn around period dependant on the timing of Community Board meetings. You will be notified of the Community Board’s decision following the relevant decision meeting.

How paid

Direct credit.

Conditions of acceptance

An accountablity report to the relevant board will be expected.

Contact

Grants Advisor
Christchurch City Council
For further information, contact your local Community Board Advisor
Phone: (03) 941 5488
Email: communitygrants@ccc.govt.nz
https://www.ccc.govt.nz/culture-and-community/community-funding