Youth Fund Dunedin aims to empower youth to make a positive contribution to the Dunedin community by providing accessible funding for youth driven initiatives and ideas.

Who / what is Youth Fund Dunedin?

Youth Fund Dunedin is an independent organisation and a registered incorporated society. It consists of 1) a governance board and 2) a Youth Fund Dunedin Committee made up of Dunedin young people and mentors who collectively make decisions on funding applications.

How did Youth Fund Dunedin start and where does the funding come from?

The Dunedin Youth Fund has been under development for a number of years. It was initiated by a small group of volunteers, after a Dunedin City Council commissioned report highlighted the need for accessible funding for young people within our region.

Today the organisation remains volunteer driven.

In 2011 after formally setting up the legal and governing structures, a small amount of seed funding was generously granted by the Dunedin City Council and the Dunedin Youth Action Committee.

Funding is secured via application to various funding bodies, plus commercial sponsorship and donor support.

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