2016 | Disadvantaged Youth

Organisations that assist disadvantaged youth

The 2016 grant funding was made to community organisations that improve the life prospects of disadvantaged youth in New Zealand.

“Disadvantaged youth” is a term that embraces all young people with fewer opportunities than their peers, resulting in a greater risk of lower earnings, needing social assistance, criminal offending, substance abuse, teenage births, suicide, homelessness, and mental or physical ill-health.

The organisations should enhance later life outcomes,  especially through improving educational opportunities and transition to employment.

Cannons Creek Opportunity Centre$17,000
Youthquest Hawkes Bay$50,000
Graeme Dingle Foundation$20,000
Queenstown Lakes Family Centre$8,000
Aviva$50,000
Zeal Education Trust$10,000
Outward Bound$60,000
Petone Youth & Families Trust$7,500
START Taranaki$10,000
Youth and Cultural Development$50,000
180 Degree Trust$50,000
Challenge 2000$20,000
Pregnancy Help Inc Invercargill$3,000
Great Potentials Foundation$20,000
Whangarei Youth Space Trust$1,600
Graeme Dingle Foundation$20,000
Partners Porirua Trust$50,000
Birthright Christchurch Inc$5,000
Palmerston North Street Van Inc$3,000
Incredible Families Charitable Trust$12,000
SPELD New Zealand Inc$5,000
EQ Relief Fund$10,000
Red Cross$20,000
Federated Farmers$10,000
Ngai Tahu$20,000
Total funded$532,100