1. Purpose
    The Selwyn Youth Council provides funding to support groups and individuals whose projects, events or activities contribute to the strengthening of youth wellbeing in Selwyn.
  2. Governance and Administration All applications to the Selwyn Youth Project Fund are forwarded to the Selwyn Youth Council Treasurer and Selwyn District Council support staff who will prepare a report for consideration by youth council members at their monthly meeting.
  3. Funding Guidelines
    It is acknowledged that this is a discretionary fund and should be treated as such by the Selwyn Youth Council when they are considering the merit of each application. The types of applications that will be considered include:
    1. Community groups based in or working for Selwyn district youth which are providing youth projects, events or activities in the district.
    2. Individuals based in or working for Selwyn district youth which are providing youth projects, events or activities in the district.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Applications are limited to projects, events or activities within the Selwyn district or primarily benefiting the youth of Selwyn.
  2. A ‘Youth’ is defined as someone aged 12-24 years.
  3. The fund cannot be used in conjunction with any other Selwyn District Council funding.
  4. Applications can be received any time and will be considered by the Selwyn Youth Council at the following official meeting. Dates of the meeting can be found on the Selwyn Youth Council page via the Selwyn District Council website.
  5. Funding cannot be used for commercial events, salaries, prize money, retrospective costs or events with a primarily religious, fundraising or political purpose.
  6. Successful applicants must acknowledge the Selwyn Youth Council as a sponsor on promotional material associated with the event (Selwyn Youth Council must sign off use of their logo or referencing in material).

Accountability

  1. Funding must be spent within a 12 month period from the date of allocation.
  2. Funding must be spent on the purpose for which it was allocated.
  3. Any unspent funds must be returned to the Selwyn Youth Council.
  4. An accountability report is due after the funds received are used or within 12 months of receiving funding. The report template can be found on Selwyn Youth Council webpage

Applications

Applications can be made online by completing the application form on the Selwyn Youth Council page via the Selwyn District Council’s website. Applications are to be scanned and emailed directly to youth.council@selwyn.govt.nz