FAQ Porirua Youth Awards


When do applications open?

  • Grant applications usually open annually in August
  • Interviews with the judging panel occur in September
  • Winners are announced in October
  • Porirua Youth Awards function is held in October

Where can I get an application form from?
Application forms for the Porirua Youth Awards are available from Partners Porirua or from your school each year.
Alternatively,  click here (right click on the pop-up window, choose 'save as' or 'print').

How much is an Award worth?
Awards have a maximum value of $1500.

How many award categories can I apply for?
Choose one category per applicaiton round!  Choose either:
Arts / Culture
Environment / Community

How many Award rounds are there per year?
Porirua Youth Awards are awarded once per year.

How many Awards are given each year?
Up to twelve Porirua Youth Awards may be granted each year.

Is there an age range for the Porirua Youth Awards?
Yes, you need to be aged between 11 and 19 years old

The two categories are - (junior) 11-15 years old and (senior) 16-19 years old.  You must be in education.

I dont live in Porirua, can I apply for a Porirua Youth Award?
Yes, if you attend school or a polytechnic in Porirua and are the appropriate age, you can apply.

Can previous winners apply for the Porirua Youth Awards?
Yes, you can reapply for a Porirua Youth Award. There is a maximum of 2 Awards per individual but the award cannot be received on consecutive years.

How soon after the application closing date will a decision be made?
Winners will be announced 27 September 2019 and the Porirua Youth Awards function is on 24 October 2019.