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 which 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 be focused on enhancing later life outcomes,  especially through improving educational opportunity and transition to employment.