Do good in your community: Run a ThinkBig project
Get inspired! Come along to the ThinkBig conference day
The ThinkBig conference is a free event to inspire young people to have ideas that will bring something positive to their school community, New Zealand and beyond. Get inspired to run your own community project and apply for ThinkBig grant to get the money to do it!
ThinkBig conference: FREE
9:00 – 2:30pm, Wednesday 10 April 2019
Te Wānanga o Raukawa
For young people aged 14-24
Buses to leave colleges at 8:30am
Inspirational speakers will motivate you with project stories that have made an awesome impact in their communities. Gain new skills and support through hands on workshops on having creative ideas, problem solving and how to make your ideas a reality.
You will be able to ask questions, gain skills to lead a project and meet loads of other people with similar interests. Also learn about how to go about to apply for a ThinkBIG grant of up to $1800!
Register HERE for the ThinkBig Conference and someone will be in touch!
Applications for ThinkBig grants 2019 are now OPEN
Get your funding application in by Monday 13 May 2019
ThinkBig is a youth grant program that funds youth-led projects in Kāpiti. Individuals and groups of young people aged 14-24 have the opportunity to apply for up to $1,800 for their projects. Your project could be almost anything that is trying to create positive change in Kāpiti and beyond. Examples of projects that have been funded in the past include:
- Creating awareness of the deaf community for young people
- Graffiti art mural
- Raising awareness about family violence
- Making a DVD to raise awareness of child poverty
- Free badminton lessons for younger students
Can I apply?
To apply for a ThinkBig grant, you/ your group must be aged 14 – 24 years old, and live in Kāpiti. Adults can support projects but young people need to run them.
Here are some other things you need to know:
- Projects must be non-profit so you can’t make money off them. You could run a fundraiser and then donate the money to a charitable cause but can’t keep the money.
- Projects run by young people with an affiliation to a religious group may be considered however projects must not be religious in their purpose or content.
- You/your group must be available for an interview with a Youth Council panel on Wednesday 15 May (Paraparaumu) or Thursday 16 May (Ōtaki)
How do I apply?
You can apply online HERE or download the application form and hand in a hard copy at the Council (Rimu Road, Paraparaumu or at the Ōtaki library).
Is there a time frame in which we need to spend the grant?
Yes, the project needs to be finished by 4 November 2019.
How do we access the money for the project?
The project funding will be given to your college or an organisation that will support your project. The Think BIG Co-ordinator can help you decide on the best organisation to hold the funds for you.
Need more info?
Contact the Think Big co-ordinator at email@example.com. or check out our Facebook page for Think Big updates at www.facebook.com/kcyouthcouncil