LAUNCHED 9 MAY 2022

WHAT IS HE KĀKANO?

He Kākano is a $2-million seed fund for young entrepreneurs aged 17-30 years.

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

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

Emmalene Stone, Kōtuitui Tahua 
finance@princes-trust.org.nz


THE PROCESS

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