Vision (Te Pae Tawhiti)

Rangatahi Māori have a seat at every decision-making table where they can shape their own futures and their voices and perspectives are heard.

Mission (He Kaupapa)

The Rangatahi Ora Development Fund is a one-off grant aimed to build capacity and capability for Rangatahi to lead and influence the design, development, and delivery of services to Rangatahi and young people. Rangatahi bring a fresh perspective to health, and how health services can better respond to their needs through innovation, social awareness, adaptability, and relevance. They are key to the realization of a future where whānau are thriving, self-determined, and well.

Funding Streams Overview

The Rangatahi Development Fund offers two distinct streams:

Download Funding Guidelines
Organisation Development Grant Funding Guidelines
Rangatahi-led Innovation Grant Funding Guidelines

Organisational Development Grant

Opportunity (Kōwhiringa):

  • Support Māori Mental Wellbeing and Resilience focused providers and Community Based Organisations to implement development projects that enable Rangatahi to lead or influence the design, development, or delivery of services.

Funding (Pūtea):

  • Applications up to $10,000

Conditions (Heipūtanga):

  • A community hauora Māori partner delivering services to rangatahi Māori that improve mental wellbeing and resilience. A completed online application form is required.

Application Process (Whakatapoko):

  • Online Application and Video Submission
  • Apply Here

Rangatahi-led Innovation Grant

Opportunity (Kōwhiringa):

  • Support the development and implementation of by rangatahi for rangatahi initiatives that positively improve Rangatahi Ora and Mental Well-being.

Funding (Pūtea):

  • Applications up to $25,000

Conditions (Heipūtanga):

  • Be a rangatahi-led project or initiative submitted by a legal entity. Must have a registered bank account in the name of the group or be a registered legal entity or charity.

Application Process (Whakatapoko):

  • Online Application and Video Submission
  • Apply Here
General Timeframes (Angawā):
  • Applications Open:
    Friday 8 December 2023
  • Applications Close:
    Thursday 1 February 2024
Contact (Pātaitai):