Ministry of Youth Development's Youth Development Partnership Fund Now Open» 15/12/2008, Posted by Site Admin
The fifth round of the Youth Development Partnership Fund opened on 8 December 2008 and closes on 2 March 2009. The Fund provides an opportunity for territorial authorities (city and district councils), young people and the Ministry of Youth Development to work together on local youth development projects.
The Fund has a total of $1 million (including GST) per annum, accessible only by territorial authorities, to provide opportunities for young people to engage in youth development initiatives.
To provide funding to territorial authorities (city and district councils) wishing to improve outcomes for young people through effective youth development practice in their communities.
Funding is only available to New Zealand territorial authorities. There is a total of $1 million (including GST) available through the Youth Development Partnership Fund each year. Funding of $25,000 (including GST) to $250,000 (including GST) can be awarded to any one project for a maximum of three years.
The objectives of the Youth Development Partnership Fund are to:
support local projects that improve outcomes for young people aged 12-24 years
provide youth development opportunities for young people particularly, but not limited to, those with an education training or employment focus
to progress the implementation of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa
contribute to better co-ordination of government and non-government services for young people
generate practical examples of good youth development evidence in action.
The Youth Development Partnership Fund:
will support projects that have a youth development approach
will support and supplement projects that have already obtained assistance from other funders
can allow for the purchase of equipment and establishment costs
can be applied to capacity building and professional development projects
can support monitoring and evaluation of existing initiatives.
The application process
Although territorial authorities may engage in partnerships with local youth service providers to assist with project development and delivery, the project will be led by the territorial authority. You will need to complete the application form available on MYD's website.
Applications for funding will need to:
be submitted by a territorial authority or a cluster of territorial authorities
demonstrate young people?s involvement in designing, planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluating the project
provide evidence of the community's need for the project
demonstrate that the proposed project will use a youth development approach and/or progress the implementation of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa
demonstrate that the proposed project will improve outcomes for young people 12-24 years of age
describe how the Youth Development Partnership Fund investment will add value to a project that has already obtained assistance from other funders (where applicable)
have clear measures/data collection mechanisms in place to assess the project outcomes
demonstrate actual and/or in-kind financial support by the submitting territorial authority
be endorsed by the Chief Executive of the submitting territorial authority.
Applications will be assessed by a selection panel, made up of representatives selected by the Ministry of Youth Development, against the above criteria. Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered for funding.
The selection panel may also consider additional factors including:
prioritising councils that have not, to date, been recipients of the Youth Development Partnership Fund
the geographical distribution of proposals
the project's fit with local priorities
the project's value for money
the proposed risk management strategy
support from your Mayor.
Projects that can demonstrate sustainability beyond the investment from the Ministry of Youth Development will be viewed favourably.
Territorial authorities can only submit one application in each funding round.
Collaborative applications where two or more councils are represented within a single project may also be submitted.
Information required for your application
The following is a brief summary of the information required in your application to the Youth Development Partnership Fund:
the territorial authority you represent
a clear description of the project, and evidence of the community's need for the project
a clear indication of the outcomes your project will achieve and how they will be measured
identification of any project risks and how you will manage these
letters of support or endorsement that support your application
links to the council's Long Term Council Community Plan
a full statement of your budget, including how the Youth Development Partnership Fund investment will be used, and the contributions from the territorial authority and other partners
contact names and details of other agencies, community members and groups who will support the project, and clear details of how they will do this.
The Ministry of Youth Development will carry out financial and legal checks. The panel will also consider information regarding proposals sought from regional and national government agencies.
Projects receiving funding will be required to provide progress reports on project milestones and agreed budgets. Territorial authorities will also be required to provide a report to the Ministry of Youth Development at the end of the project according to requirements detailed in their funding agreement. Territorial authorities approved for funding have the option to allocate part of Youth Development Partnership Fund investment to a project evaluation.
More information please contact:
Jill Morrison, Youth Projects Officer with the Rotorua District Council ph:07 348 4199 ext 8180 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth Development Partnership Fund
04 918 9587
PO Box 1556