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children under 5 years in the Bay of Plenty Region.


youth aged 12 to 24 years in the Bay of Plenty Region.

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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.

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.

Key Funding Areas

Key Funding Areas

First 1000 Days

Bay brighter future's goal is that all children within the first 1000 days of their life (0-3 years) are raised in safe families, connected to their communities, with parents who are aware of the importance of that period of time and its value in the baby’s development.

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Key Funding Areas

Youth Development

Bay Brighter Futures is committed to improving the education, training and employment opportunities for young people within the Bay of Plenty region. There is increased interest worldwide in improving outcomes for youth who are disconnected from systems designed to educate and prepare them for their future.

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Consider if BBF funding gateway is right for your project/group, if you think that your project aligns with Bay Bright Futures you can fill out our expression of interest form

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