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.

CLASS OF COVID

All over the world, living through a pandemic has been challenging for young people.

He Kākano is The Prince’s Trust response to Covid-19 in Aotearoa and rangatahi are embracing the seed fund and the opportunity to explore, start or expand their business idea.

The Prince’s Trust Ambassador, British rapper, songwriter and actor (Top Boy) Ashley Walters is supporting the Class of Covid fight in the UK – see the video below.

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