Funding for Taupō District Council to support local young people

Electorate news
Thursday, June 11, 2015

National MP for Taupo Louise Upston is delighted Taupo District Council will receive $15,000 under the Youth Development Partnership Fund 2015.

“This investment will fund Taupo District Council to provide young people with opportunities to develop social entrepreneurship skills and knowledge, deliver a youth peer mentoring programme for schools and the community.

“The young people who take the opportunities this funding makes available will build essential skills and confidence for their futures.

“National believes in supporting young Kiwis to reach their full potential.”

Twenty-five city and district councils will benefit from this latest Youth Development Partnership funding, enabling Territorial Authorities and young people, aged 12 to 24, to work together to provide Youth Citizenship projects for young people.

“I thoroughly enjoy meeting and spending time with the young people we have here in Taupo.

“Our young people are bright, energised and innovative, this funding makes it possible for them to be involved in meaningful community activities, and to influence local decision-making,” Louise said.   

Since the launch of the Youth Development Partnership Fund in 2005, more than 50 city and district councils have been supported to work with and improve the outcomes for young people in their regions.