New Tamariki & Rangatahi Funding


We are committed to delivering on our Tamariki & Rangatahi Strategy and our vision that all tamariki and rangatahi in Otago are valued, accepted and empowered to lead fulfilled lives. They are healthy, happy and their wellbeing is nurtured.

We have ringfenced $10 million over the coming years to support our Tamariki & Rangatahi Strategy. The funding will be split between three new funds, detailed below.

Watch Our Tamariki & Rangatahi Strategy & Funds Video

If you have a project in mind that aligns with the strategy, but you aren’t sure it fits with any of these funds we still encourage you to apply to general community grants pool at any time.

Impact for Tamariki & Rangatahi Fund

Through this fund, the Trust intends to work with the community to make a genuine impact for our tamariki and rangatahi.

The fund will provide a small number of high investment grants with a focus on:

  • Strong relationships and trust between the Trust and organisations
  • Building capability of the funded organisation/s
  • Projects that have the potential to be game changing and deliver long term intergenerational change
  • Projects that put tamariki, rangatahi and whānau at the centre

The annual budget for the fund is approximately $2,000,000

This fund is now OPEN. Details of this fund can be found HERE.

Download and Share: Impact for Tamariki & Rangatahi Fund Overview

Tamariki & Rangatahi Sector Capability Fund

This fund aims to increase capability of the tamariki and rangatahi sector by:

  • Increasing skills of the workforce
  • Seeking to increase retention
  • Building networks and partnerships
  • Support sustainability of organisations as a whole
  • Enhancing cultural capability
  • Supporting professional development

 Grants will be up to $10,000. Larger amounts may be considered if the project has significant potential for impact or is a collaboration between multiple organisations.


Rangatahi-Led Fund

This fund will be for youth, by youth and assessed by youth. We will welcome applications from the region’s rangatahi for projects that are important to them and rangatahi themselves will make the funding decisions.

We currently have groups of rangatahi developing this fund! More details will be available in late April 2023.

But, if you are a young person with an idea, you don’t have to wait, we might still be able to support you. You will need to have an organisation (e.g. a Youth Trust or a marae) who will support your project. Just get in contact with and we are happy to have a chat.

Talk to us

We share your commitment to improving outcomes for tamariki and rangatahi and working in partnership is important to us.

If you have an idea for a project that you think matches our Tamariki and Rangatahi Strategy, even if you aren’t sure it fits into one of these funds, please contact:


Liz Harburg 
Community Engagement Advisor
Phone: 0800 10 12 40

Sue Stewart

Sue Stewart
Grants Manager
Phone: 0800 10 12 40