Purpose of the Grant
To support one or more young people seeking:
• To enhance and grow their personal development
• To enhance their leadership skills and
• To enhance the community in which they live
• To help or beneﬁt others.
Available to young people living in the Waimakariri District
aged between 16 and 22 at the time of application.
A Grant of up to $4,000 will be available for allocation to
suitable applicants in any one year.
The Committee may award more than one Grant up to a
combined maximum of $4,000 in the 2019/2020 ﬁnancial
year (1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020).
The Youth Development Grant Committee did not award
the maximum funding in November 2019 and further
applications are now called for.
Application Process outline
Applications will open on 3 February 2020 and close at
4pm on 2 March 2020.
Applications must be fully completed and supported by two
references. For example teacher, school principal, employer,
faith leader, youth worker or community group leader.
One reference may be permitted from a member of the
applicant’s wider family.
Applications will be considered and Grant(s) awarded in
The Youth Development Grant Committee includes the
four Community Board Chairs and an appointee of the
Waimakariri Youth Council.
The Committee is the sole decision making body.
The Committee will meet in March 2020.
Short listed applicants will be expected to come along to present
their application to the Committee and to answer any questions
that the Committee may have.
We will contact you in March if you have been selected to present
to the Committee and what time we would like to see you.
You will be expected to present an overview of your proposed
project/activity to the Committee and you may choose how
you do this.
It could be using a Powerpoint presentation, ﬂip chart, video
or anything you feel will highlight why the Committee should
award the Grant to you.
The Committee members will ask all applicants a series of
general questions to help them make a decision. They may also
ask some speciﬁc questions about you and your project/activity.
The presentation and questions should take no more than
20 minutes and will be relatively informal. We want to
support and encourage you to do well and it is not intended
to be daunting.
Looking aer the money and supporting
you on your project/activity
If you are successful we will work with you to formalise an
agreement on how the Grant will be paid to you and at what
stage. This is really important as we all need to be sure that
the Grant is spent on the project/activities you have told us
about. We will also make this as straight forward as we can
and help you to do this.
We will need you to sign a Financial Accountability
Agreement and conﬁrm with one of your referees that you
have understood the agreement and that all the ﬁnancial
information you give to us will be accurate and truthful.
If you have a problem at any time with the project, or get
stuck on something, we ask that you tell us straight away so
that we can help you. We want to work with you to ﬁgure
One of the Committee members will contact you from time
to time to oﬀer support and encouragement.
If you are selected you will be expected to update the
Committee regularly on your progress. We will work with you
to agree how oen and when this should be.
In all cases there will be an initial review in
early May 2020.
If you have any questions please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call Thea on 0800 965 468
Waimakariri District Council
Youth Development Grant 2019 Criteria
1. The Criteria