The aim of the fund is to provide the young people of the Clutha District with access to a personal development fund to assist them in reaching their goals. The purpose is to ensure youth can make the most of every opportunity available to them, by helping to remove the barrier of financial limitations.
The funding will be an amount of up to $2,000.00. The number of recipients and amount awarded to each individual will be flexible, depending upon the applications received.
The process involves young people submitting a letter or story (in writing or video) about why they require the funding. The Clutha Youth Council will decide on a shortlist of applicants who will then be interviewed by a panel consisting of nominated youth councillors, a councillor and a staff member.
The Youth Development Fund application for 2020 is now open. Please see the guidelines here: https://www.cluthadc.govt.nz/publications/all-forms/Documents/Youth%20Development%20Fund%20Guidelines.pdf