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Youth Grants

HDC YouthCouncil DigitalAssetsYouth Grant applications are currently CLOSED.

Hastings Youth Council is offering grants for young people aged 15 to 19 who live in or represent the Hastings District.

If you require financial help to succeed in the areas of music, sport, arts, education (or anything that will help you achieve your goals) then apply for a Hastings Youth Council youth grant.

This year we are awarding 10 lucky recipients $200.00 each to help support young people in our district thrive.
Contact Pip Dixon on 06 8715000 or pipd@hdc.govt.nz if you require any further information.

What can we help with:

  • Support with costs to represent the region at national sporting competitions
  • Help to purchase equipment to help meet your goals
  • Help with costs to help start a new career or job
  • Funding towards attending a national conference or Tournament
  • Seed funding to start your own small business

You can see what other people have received funding for in the past below:

Name School For
Miya Ryder Taradale high school (Hastings Based) Gym membership to support entry requirements to NZ Defence Force
Esta Chaplin Karamu High School Spirit of Adventure 10 day youth development voyage
Fessyiden Skipworth Flaxmere college Equipment to help with music and song writing career
Taygen Elliott Iona College Support attendance to the theatre-based education programme at the Globe Theatre as part of the Young Shakespeare Company
Monique Poa Manukura School (Hastings Based) To attend Touch NZ Youth Trans-Tasman test series as part of the NZU18 girls touch team.
Te Atawhai Reti Kaukau Turanga Ararau (Hastings Based) Support with course and education related costs
Tiaana Rolls St Josephs Māori Girls College (Hastings Based) Support to attend the Senior Touch Nationals
Harmony Morris Service Skills Centre Attend a course that will help me to have my own business one day.
Hannah Hunt Karamu High School New Zealand Canoe Polo Training camp
Francine Sales Napier Girl's High School (Hastings Based) Buy art supplies to create paintings that inspire, motivate, and evoke change
Name School For
Sahria Adams Napier Girls High School To support sport commitments in 2021 and support future plans to join the police force 
Thomas Colman Savage Hastings Boys High School To represent the region at the 2021 BMX National Championships
Jonty Laver   To help purchase sporting equipment to continue training with the Hawkes Bay Kayak Racing Club
Josh Woodhead Hastings Boys High School To represent the region at the NZ Decathlon Champs in 2021 
Dylan Van Heerden Hastings Boys' High School To support costs for University starting in 2021.
Putiputi Te Wake-Munro TKKM o Te Wananga Whare Tapere  o Takitimu To support the Basketball team at TKKM o Te Wananga Whare Tapere  o Takitimu to Attend National Māori  Basketball tournament in Rototura
Campbell O’Hara Hastings Boys High School To help with the costs of basic tools to kick start his Building and Construction Apprenticeship
Monique Poa   To represent the area at the 2021 National Netball Camp
Tiaana Rolls St Josephs Māori Girls College To represent Hawkes Bay at the National Touch Tournament in 2021
Vili Moore Hastings Boys High To support further study at the New Zealand School of Music

Congratulations to the following young people who were awarded grants from the 2018 Youth Council:

Name  School Reason
Adam Iaone Flaxmere College Attend Canterbury University to study engineering majoring in mechatronics, (robotics) 
Anna Gilmour Hastings Girls High Attend NZ Youth Drama School 
Sophie Ward Havelock North Intermediate Elite tennis coaching by former number 2 in New Zealand 
Asher Grapes Hastings Girls High Regional Team, Beko (Netball) training 
Sam Gilbert Havelock North High School Attend National Age Group Football Tournament in Wellington 
Tyla-Rose Halton Karamu High School Attend Canterbury University to study Social Work and Maori Indigenous Studies 
Jemma Moffitt Heretaunga Intermediate Attend “Dancers Paradise” 2019 Competition in Mexico 
Felicity Keane Havelock North High School  Attend the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup in Melbourne 2019
Jena Gregory Havelock North High School Attend New Zealand Squash Training Camps 
Oliver Taylor Havelock North High School Study Aviation locally in the Hawkes Bay to become a commercial pilot 
Paul Henare and Paora Wintana Basketball Academy   Team members to attend basketball training and research camps in the USA

Congratulations to the following young people who were awarded grants from the 2017 Youth Council:

Name School For
Mae Gilmour Hastings Girls' To attend Hands-On at Otago 2018
Paora Winitana St Johns NZ Basketball trial
Hena Dugh Hastings Girls' Science degree
Isha Kaur Hastings Girls' To attend the National Rotary Science and Technology forum
Brayden Matchitt Hastings Intermediate To become a New Zealand athlete
Emmanuel Fuimaono Waikato University NapierPanPacs
Bella-Marie Matich Havelock High Start own business
Ben Jacobs Hastings Boys' To qualify as Seed 1 Hoe Tonga J19M W1 trials and medal at Nationals
Rongowhitiao Maaka Flaxmere Primary To become an NBA elite basketball player
Trinity Hart Hastings Girls' To attend Australian Country Junior Basketball Cup
Anna Haronga Havelock High To play basketball for NZ
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