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Let your creative ideas fly high with funding support from Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.

Applications are now open for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Youth Grants that provide up to $1000 to support 13-24-year-olds towards learning and development opportunities.

Local Board Chair Lemauga Lydia Sosene says the board have pledged to support youth in their journey towards achieving their goals as highlighted in their Local Board Plan outcome five — Our children and young people grow and succeed.

“We know our community is financially one of the most impacted during lockdowns and educational costs can be a huge burden on families. Through this grant programme, we want to help our rangatahi break through such barriers to realise their potential.

“We want our youth to know that there is support available for them to acquire skills and training that can help them develop their career towards a prosperous future.”

About the grant

If you are aged between 13 and 24 years old, you can apply for a grant for:

  • learning and development opportunities to build on your own leadership and experience within your community
  • supporting the development of your own social enterprise project
  • support to attend conferences, programmes or training for personal development, such as climate change, leadership, social innovation, wellness, arts and culture, trade, sports, and media.
  • run an event or programme in response to community interest and need.


You must be a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident and live or attend school in the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area.

Applicants must use funds in 2022 and include a letter from your school principal, teacher, tutor, community leader or employer in support of your application.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online via our website before 10pm on Friday 29 October 2021.

The successful applicants will be announced in December 2021 after assessment.