21,588 children under 5 years and 36,738 youth aged 12 to 24 years live in the Bay of Plenty. These young people are the future of our families, communities and our region.

Bay Brighter Futures is a funding collaboration that aims to support collaborative community initiatives that are going to make the biggest positive difference to babies, toddlers and youth. To do this we want to achieve positive change in two target areas.