Awhi te Rangatahi



Awhi te Rangatahi is all about young people sharing their voice and ideas to ignite a cool event in Whanganui. We want to hear rangatahi’s ideas about what inclusive projects, events, or programmes through sport, active recreation, or play, would be loved by rangatahi. There is one-off funding up for grabs to make the project become a reality.

Awhi te Rangatahi is a collaboration between the Whanganui Council’s Youth Council and Whanganui Secondary Schools Youth Empowering Sport Squad. A panel of the combined councils will decide which event receives funding of up to $1000.

Awhi te Rangatahi is open to any rangatahi: groups or individuals, sports clubs, and community organisations.

The key to the success of Awhi te Rangatahi is for sports clubs and organisations to use the application process as an opportunity to support rangatahi to lead the planning and delivery. Applications are now open. To apply, please see the link below, applications close 16th March. For more information or support with your application, please email dinelle@sportwhanganui.

The Process

16 March – Application closing date.

25 March – Whanganui Council’s Youth Council and Whanganui Secondary Schools Youth Empowering Sport Squad will shortlist applications and contact all applicants.

30 March – Each shortlisted applicant will be asked to present their idea in a brief face to face catch up with the panel. Once all shortlisted presentations are completed, the best idea for the rangatahi community will be announced the next day.


The purpose of Whanganui District Council’s Youth Council is to empower young people to be the best they can be by providing resources and opportunities they need to succeed. It is made up of 14 diverse young people ranging in age from 12-24 years old. Our job is to speak up, speak out and be heard on issues that affect youth in our city.