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Youthtown Grant

Closing dates

31/08/20
30/09/20
31/10/20
22/11/20

Always open for applications?

No

Eligible districts

North Shore; Auckland; South Auckland; Waikato; Upper Hutt; Greymouth; Christchurch; Oamaru; Dunedin.

Eligibility

Before you apply for a Youthtown Grant there are few things that you need to know about the types of projects and organisation and what we fund:
• not-for-profit groups incorporated as a charitable organisation or an association promoting charitable purposes.
• incorporated regional and community not-for-profit groups in the areas where the funds were generated (Check out our Venue Locations). 
• any amateur sports organisation which is an incorporated regional or community not for profit group must be affiliated to a recognised national body.
• we fund incorporated national organisations with who Youthtown Inc. has formed a strategic alliance and where the national organisation has clearly demonstrated regional and community benefits will result from the grant. Grants to national organisations will not exceed $100,000 per organisation per annum and in total will not exceed 15% of the total community grants pool per annum.

Conditions of Grant:
• the proposed grant will be applied for the purpose stated and for no other purpose. Acceptance of the payment will be deemed to confirm that the allocation has or will be applied accordingly.
• no fee, commission or benefit has been paid or will be paid to any person making this application on behalf of your organisation. In the event of non-compliance with any of the rules, regulations or conditions the grant is immediately repayable by the grant recipient to Youthtown.
• in the event of non-compliance with any of the rules, regulations or conditions the grant is immediately repayable by the grant recipient to Youthtown.

Additional Rules Concerning Grant Applications and Payments:
• grant Applications must be supported by at least two competitive and recent (within 3 months) quotes;
• grants cannot be retrospective (i.e. to reimburse costs already outlaid);
• all applications must contain a signed “Consent to Audit”
• grant Applications shall not be forwarded to Youthtown through or by, a venue operator.
• youthtown shall make grants only for the Authorised Purpose stated on its society licence. Please refer below for Youthtown’s statement of  
Authorised Purpose;
• if a successful applicant has received funding from another source for the same purpose, Youthtown requires the grant recipient to repay any portion of the funding that exceeds the total amount required for the stated purpose;
• no grant shall be linked to, or be on conditional  on, any venue related arrangement;
• grants must not be made on a promissory basis;
• grants must be of immediate and direct benefit to the applicant;
• youthtown can only deposit the approved grant by way of internet transfer to the recipients authorised bank account
• youthtown shall take reasonable steps to ensure that grants are used for the purpose stated by the recipient in the grant application;
• youthtown will only consider and approve grants that are fully compliant with all relevant Gaming Act rules and regulations;

Available to groups or individuals?

Groups may apply

History

Since first opening our doors as Boystown in 1932, we have evolved into one of New Zealand’s leading youth organisations.

Objectives

Youthtown is a non-profit organisation that empowers young New Zealanders to be the best they can be. We are an organisation that designs and delivers initiatives that engage and develop young New Zealanders. We are highly regarded for the services, programmes and events we offer young people and we’re committed to providing a safe environment where young New Zealanders can dream it, do it with Youthtown.

Our Values of Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity are at the core of all we do.

Youthtown’s Authorised Purpose:
Gaming machine net proceeds shall be applied to the following authorised purpose(s):
• development and operation of Youthtown programmes and facilities;
• encouragement and development of amateur youth sport and facilities in established and legally constituted sporting organisations;
• financial support for community-based organisations that provide direct or indirect benefits to youth.

Projects funded

• development and operation of Youthtown programmes and facilities
• encouragement and development of amateur youth sport and facilities in established and legally constituted sporting organizations
• financial support for community based organisations that provide direct or indirect benefit to youth

Excluded projects

• retrospective expenditure
• any venture where a Youthtown Inc. venue makes a clear commercial benefit from the grant
• private, commercial or political purposes
• projects that have already been funded by another source
• multi-year grants
• professional sports or non-affiliated or social sports clubs or teams
• affiliation fees, memberships or subscriptions
• prizes – cash or non-cash
• the horse-racing industry
• capital project unless there are exceptional circumstances

Funds available

Information not available

Upper limit per grant application

No Upper Limit

Grants made last year

173

Funds available last year

$1,322,503.15

How to apply

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR GRANT APPLICANTS!
Youthtown now operates an ‘ON-LINE’ Grant Application system. All grant applications are now submitted by completing the on-line form and uploading supporting documents via the internet.
Our new system is now live and can be accessed via the ‘APPLY ONLINE’ link below.
We no longer accept hard copy applications and any hard copy application received will be returned to the applicant.

To familiarise yourself with our application system we’d recommend you take some time to review the ‘How to Apply Guide’.
As you will need to upload supporting documents (e.g. Quotes, Bank Deposit Slip, Resolution to Apply/Minutes etc) to the grants portal as you complete your application, we suggest that you have these scanned and saved on your computer before you begin.
Once you are ready to apply, simply click on the link below to get your application underway:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

Information required with your application

Grant Applications must be supported by at least two competitive and recent (within 3 months) quotes. If it is not possible to provide two competitive quotes please provide (as an attachment) the reason for this: Example, when it is a specialist product or service for which there is only one supplier or if contractual obligations tie you to a single supplier.

Decision makers

Grants Committee (for grants up to $50,000) or the Board (for grants over $50,000).

Decision time

Following a grant meeting, all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by letter. Payments are processed quickly, normally within 10 days of a successful application.

How notified

Following a grant meeting, all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by letter.

How paid

Payments are processed quickly, normally within 10 days of a successful application.

If you are successful, your grant will be paid by electronic transfer to your nominated, authorised bank account.

Conditions of acceptance

Youthtown requires all Grant Applicants to consent to Youthtown having the authority to audit the recipient organisation’s accounts in order to verify receipt of funds and to ensure correct use of the grant. Grant Recipients must provide accountability for how the grant was spent in the form of documentary evidence (e.g. tax receipts, bank statements etc.) to Youthtown within three months of the grant being approved.

Other information

The maximum grant to an incorporated regional or community group cannot exceed 10% of the annual net proceeds available in that region or community, unless the Grants Committee (for grants up to $50,000) or the Board (for grants over $50,000) decide otherwise.

If you have any questions, or need help filling out your application, please feel free to contact Tote Hemehema, Grants Administrator: Email grants@youthtown.org.nz or Freephone 0800 333 673 (Nationwide)


Complaints procedure:
Youthtown has a robust and accessible complaints process. If you have a complaint, please send in writing to:

Youthtown
ATTN: Youthtown CEO
P O Box 5899
Wellesley Street
Auckland 1141

Contact

Cameron Edwards
Grants Coordinator
Youthtown Inc
PO Box 5899
Wellesley Street
Auckland 1141
New Zealand
Email: cameron.edwards@youthtown.org.nz
https://youthtownfunding.org.nz/webpages/apply-for-support/