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Rangatahi into Employment

The Wairoa Rangatahi Into Employment funding aims to improve skills and employment opportunities for young people in Wairoa.

Purpose

The Wairoa Rangatahi Into Employment Fund aims to improve skills and employment opportunities for young people (aged 16 to 25) in the Wairoa District. The Wairoa Community Partnership Governance Group will oversee this funding and approve expenditure via a small sub-group of members. This initiative will look first at programmes, services and funding already in place to support young people into work and complement those supports if needed. The majority of the funds should be used to benefit rangatahi and employers directly.

Rangatahi Into Employment

Principles/Criteria

  • Any funding applied for must directly benefit the rangatahi
  • Funding must be used to move rangatahi further along their journey to employment - ie: be linked to an upskilling and/or employment opportunity for that rangatahi
  • Applicants must be in need of support to access employment opportunities, remain in employment or advance in their current employment
  • Other funding sources should be considered first - eg, whanau support, MSD support, employer support
  • Specific priority will be given to rangatahi who are not currently in employment, education or training
  • Capital items eg, laptops, computers, vehicles will not generally be considered unless there is a clear employment outcome through the provision of these things.

Process

  1. Applicant completes application form
  2. If funding applied for is less than $2,000 – the application can be considered and approved or declined by Wairoa District Council
  3. If funding applied for is greater than $2,000 – a sub-group will consider the application. This can be done via e-mail and/or teleconference.
    Approvals over $2,000 will involve at least three representatives. These representatives will be from Wairoa District Council, The Ministry of Social Development, Te Whare Maire o Tapuwae, The Ministry of Education, The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Local Iwi.
  4. Funding is approved or declined
  5. Applicant is informed of the outcome and the steps to take next

NB: Where possible when funding is declined – alternative options should be provided to the applicant from the sub-group and/or WDC

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