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Supporting local youth voices to be heard

ECCT is working with rangatahi and community organisations to develop an Action Plan to guide our funding to young people (aged 10-24 years) over the next five years.


ECCT welcomes youth development organisations that work with young people aged 10-24 years to get in touch if they want to be involved in Action Plan. There are several ways to be involved:


Be part of the engagement. Do you work with or support young people who are interested in having a voice in this project? This could include:

  • a group who could share their thoughts and ideas with the Regional Rōpu
  • a young person that might want to be on the Regional Rōpu.


Connect us with the insiders. Can you connect us with people and initiatives in your local areas? This could include introducing us to:

  • existing local youth initiatives, youth voice projects, or up and coming youth-led projects
  • groups that want to learn more about effective youth participation in decision-making
  • people running a youth worker network training or hui.


Share your local knowledge. We’d love to hear your thoughts, ideas and/or research (whether formal or informal) about your youth community. We are visiting different communities over the duration of the project and can visit you in person or electronically.


Tell people about ECCTs Youth-led Funding. ECCT has funding of $50,000 for youth-led projects. The funding will be available from November 2020 with a simple process that young people aged 10-24 years can easily access.


Join the mailing list. Email your name and email address to [email protected] to join the mailing list. We will keep you up to speed with the journey and funding opportunities, with updates starting in November 2020.

More information on the project is available on the Rangatahi Project page of our website.


How to get in touch

If you want to connect with us to support local youth voices, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Emma Haxton by email [email protected].