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Taranaki Youth Boost Fund

In the past three years, more than $30,000 has been gifted to over 60 young Taranaki people to help them reach their dreams thanks to Taranaki Steelformers Youth Boost.

Taranaki Steelformers Youth Boost was originally founded by Brendon Back and Brent Taylor, after being inundated with individual requests for financial assistance by young people struggling to fund their trips to sports events, needing money to buy new equipment or pay for expert training.

“Youth Boost is a great way for us as a company to give back to the province and support 24 young people each year to follow their dreams, while at the same time taking a little bit of the financial burden away from parents or guardians.” Brendon says.

Now Taranaki Steelformers, in partnership with Taranaki Foundation and NP Partners are looking to further boost the youth of Taranaki and amplify the impact.

How it works:

  • Every month, school-age people from Taranaki can apply for a $500 grant.
  • Currently $1,000 in total is given away each month in a draw. This will will increase as more funding and donations are secured.
  • If you attend school and are excelling at sport music, art, academia or other pursuits, you can apply.
  • Students are drawn out of the entries each month to receive $500 towards these pursuits.

Apply here via the Youth Boost website.

Want to contribute the Fund? Taranaki Youth Boost is a Fund that any individual, family, corporate or local business can contribute or partner with. If you want to boost the youth of Taranaki, then the Taranaki Youth Boost Fund might be for you.


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