Existing users

My aspiration is that rangatahi are encouraged to take positive action into their own hands when it comes to developing their communities.” 

Trevor, TiraRangatahi

PLEASE NOTE:  Our Rangatahi-led funding has ended for this year.  That means you can’t get funding for things you want to run this year or in January 2023.

If you would like a text or an email when our funding re-opens, please email our Rangatahi Engagement specialist:- [email protected]

TiraRangatahi are looking for rangatahi who need pūtea to run projects in their community. This fund is open for applications most of the year (we take a break over December & January only). 

  • Project ideas need to come from and be led by rangatahi aged between 12– 24 years.
  • Groups of rangatahi can apply for up to $5,000.
  • There is no closing date!

Who can apply?
You / your rōpū must be aged 12-24 years old and live in the ECCT rohe. Check out this map to see if you are in the region.  You / your rōpū must be one or more of the following:-

o Rangatahi Māori
o Pasifika youth
o Rangatahi with disabilities
o Rainbow youth
o Rangatahi in communities experiencing hardship/disadvantage

What kind of project could get funded?

We are pretty open to what could be funded. Your project could be an event or a longer project. It can be something you are doing for other rangatahi or something aimed at your community. Your project can be as long or as short as you would like it to be.

All projects need to be completed by December 2022.

In 2021, we funded 34 projects, a total of $80,000. A few great examples of the projects we funded are:-

MidC YAAY camp, Manawatū: Young people with disabilities ran an outdoor education camp for other rangatahi with disabilities where they shared new experiences, had fun and learnt lots.

Karawhiua Kan Do, Tūranganui-a-Kiwa: A rangatahi led business start up made beautiful Te Reo Māori stickers to sell and get the language used more in communities and schools.

Rangatahi Wānanga, Whakakī : A whanāu planting day with great kōrero, activities, resources and experiences to develop the next generation of kaitiaki in the local community.

Beauty and Barber Day, Shannon: Older rangatahi ran a beauty and barber event for rangatahi and the wider community, with rangatahi in the industries sharing their skills and talents.

How do I apply?

It is super easy; you just need to tell us a little about you and your project via the online form.

Click here to apply!

Need more info or help with your application form?    Click here for FAQ’s (frequently asked questions)!

Don’t worry if you don’t have all the answers about how your project will happen. We can help.
Contact us on:-

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Messenger: Eastern & Central Community Trust
  • Facebook: @EasternandCentralCommunityTrust

Want to share this funding opportunity?

Want a poster to share this funding opportunity? We have one all ready to go, simply download and post where all can see! TiraRangatahi_Poster_A4