It is a unique partnership between The Prince’s Trust Aotearoa New Zealand (PTANZ), The Ministry of Youth Development (MYD), business and taiohi.
$1 million is being donated by government, via MYD, which is being matched dollar-for-dollar by private philanthropy/business.
He Kākano is a positive economic response to the Covid-19 global pandemic initiative and invests in the future of business. It will grant funds to 100+ young entrepreneurs over the first 2 years.
Kōtuitui Tahua’s core role is to support our rangatahi across all aspects of the He Kākano seed funding journey.
The Kōtuitui Tahua is the first contact for He Kākano applicants, and is responsible for co-ordinating the logistics of the fund, from application right through to post funding support.
To be eligible for He Kākano, you must be 17-30 years and have completed an MYD-funded enterprise course, or a The Prince’s Trust Aotearoa New Zealand Enterprise Workshop.
FOR ALL HE KĀKANO ENQUIRIES CONTACT
He Kākano is so successful, and we are grateful for your interest, but applications for this year's He Kākano panels are now full.
If you have applied you will hear from us, or otherwise please express your interest below for the 2023 funding rounds. We want to hear from you, but have reached capacity for the year. Ngā mihi.