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Grants & Financial Assistance
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Hillary Award Participant Assistance Fund
Your Award Leader can apply to the Participant Assistance Fund on your behalf, please speak to them first.
The Participant Assistance Fund has been set up to:
- Provide support for participants enrolling to do the Award who find the fee is a barrier.
- Offer limited support, on a case by case basis, for Adventurous Journey support.
- On a case by case basis we may be able to support in other areas to help a participant complete their Award.
FMC's Youth Award Grant
FMC provides cash grants of up to $200 to support Adventurous Journeys. A full list of criteria and information about the application process, is included on their application form.
There are four rounds each year closing on 15 March, 15 June, 15 September and 15 November.
See fmc.org.nz/youthawardgrant/ for more info.
Spirit of Adventure
Rotary Clubs across the country are continuing to partially support participants who choose to attend the Brave Thinkers event. We encourage you to approach local Rotary Clubs to apply for sponsorship.
Local Grant Opportunities
There may be local community grant opportunities in your area. These could include Rotary, Lions Clubs or Council Grants. To learn more about these opportunities, get in touch with the group in your area.
DIY Fundraising Ideas
There are many ways you can fundraise to support your Award journey, such as:
- Mitre10/Bunnings/Supermarket sausage sizzles
- Raffle boards
- Give a Little/crowdfunding pages
- Movie nights (contact your local cinema to see if they offer a fundraising option)
- Quiz Nights
- Fundraising Auctions
- Chocolate bar fundraisers (Cadbury, Whittakers)
- Sponsorship events E.g: walkathons, spelling bees, fundraising auctions.
- Local business sponsorship; If you have a relationship with a local business, they may be interested in supporting your journey.