Champion Rangatahi Development Funding

Expressions of Interest for funding in 2022 are now closed.  Please see ECCT’s Funding page for current opportunities.

The Champion Rangatahi Development Funding is for organisations striving as the champions in rangatahi development, which is one of the four funding actions in the Rangatahi Action Plan.


The Champion Rangatahi Development Funding is for organisations striving as the champions in rangatahi development, which is one of the four funding actions in the Rangatahi Action Plan.

The Rangatahi Action Plan sets out the vision and funding priorities for rangatahi aged 10-24 years for the next four years in Eastern and Central Community Trust (ECCT) rohe.

The Plan was written by our Rōpū Taiohi who represent rangatahi from across the rohe. It draws on the mātauranga of rangatahi who are not often heard in leadership and decision-making, empowering them and valuing their korero. The funding plan is led through continued partnership between ECCT and Rōpū Taiohi.

The purpose of this funding is to strengthen the impact of initiatives, projects, programmes and champion organisations serving rangatahi in our communities of focus.

We are looking for organisations who give rangatahi voice, power and opportunity. A key factor in this funding is that the underlying systems that cause poverty, racism, exclusion and lack of rangatahi voice are replaced by mana taurite, access and open doors, voice and power-sharing between adults and rangatahi.

We are seeking organisations that are working to create a future where rangatahi are:

  • connected, safe and nurtured
  • strong in their sense of belonging and identity
  • confident in where they are going
  • achieving their goals and pursuing self-determined pathways
  • heard and valued by decision-makers
  • creating change in their communities
  • powerful in their lives – they make decisions and lead in areas they are passionate about.

We are keen to kōrero with those who share similar values and vision and are actively striving to be champions in the elements of the Champion Rangatahi Development Tool our Rōpū Taiohi have defined as essential.

It is an opportunity for local rangatahi-development organisations to get funding for their mahi. You don’t need to be long established, but you need to be at the emerging/champion end of our framework.

First step towards partnership

This funding round is open for one off funding for 2022 and we are unlikely to have a similar fund in subsequent years. That’s because our Rōpū Taiohi want to explore ongoing partnerships with organisations that receive funding in 2022.

Once we have initial one-year agreements in place, we want to see how we could develop longer-term partnership relationships with those groups over the following three years. Having a one-year funding opportunity means we can all work together to best work out what that partnership could be, and you can get to know more about the aspirations of our Rōpū Taiohi.

 

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