Congratulations to the 2016 Christchurch Central youth fund recipients

Christchurch Central Electorate
Monday, November 16, 2015

Three providers have been granted funds to deliver their youth driven projects in Christchurch Central under Youth Fund 2016.

Canterbury Refugee Council Incorporated Leadership Development Camp has been granted $6,000.00 to deliver a holistic programme focusing on the needs of refugee youth, especially girls.  The programme covers a range of projects including orientation programmes, career expo, outdoor activities and camps and mental health awareness sessions.

Christchurch Youth Council Incorporated WESPEAK LIVE  has been granted $6,000.00  for an interactive youth voice display and presentation area offering young people the chance to have their say.

Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support Trust Young Adult Peer Programme has been granted $5,520.00  for a six month peer support programme to assist young people transition between leaving school and home and going to University or work and going flatting.

“I am delighted these providers have been awarded funding to make these youth-led projects a reality.

“The young people involved have shown tremendous initiative and their work will be great for our community,” Nicky Wagner says.

“We have many outstanding young people in our community, and Youth Fund 2016 supports activities designed by young people which develop their decision-making and leadership skills,” Nicky Wagner says.

The 50 successful applicants of the 2016 Youth Fund will receive a total of $217,000 to fund projects supporting young people.

The Youth Fund initiative is for projects that respond to a need in the community as identified by youth. Projects are led by individuals or groups of young people aged 12 to 24 years old, or organisations working in partnership with young people.

Details of successful applications are available here