Waimakariri youth benefit from 2015 Youth Development Partnership Fund, Waimakariri MP says

Waimakariri news
Thursday, June 11, 2015

Youth Development Partnership funding of $18,000 to the Waimakariri District Council will be invaluable in continuing to ensure a strong youth voice in the district, Waimakariri MP Matt Doocey says.

“The funding has been awarded to support the Youth Council to lead and develop the process of recruiting new members, develop the induction programme and provide leadership training,” Doocey said.

“This is great news for our community. We have some wonderful ideas coming from our youth and it’s vital that we continue to support them. This funding will build leadership, confidence and skills in our young people, helping them to engage with the wider community in a meaningful way and to influence local decision-making,” Doocey said.

Twenty-five city and district councils will benefit from this latest round of Youth Development Partnership funding, enabling Territorial Authorities and young people aged 12 to 24 to work together to provide Youth Citizenship projects for young people.

Since the launch of the Youth Development Partnership Fund in 2005, more than 50 city and district councils have been supported to work with and improve the outcomes for young people in their regions.