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New Zealand Youth Awards 2019

This grant round has now closed. Submissions closed at midnight 15 May 2019 (NZST).

Welcome to the Ministry of Youth Development’s online application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

You must register before you can make an online submission.

Registration gives you secure access to your forms allowing you to work on them over time rather than having to complete them all at once.

It only takes a moment to register and you can get started on your submission straight after registering.

If you are already registered then you just need to login to make an online submission.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's).

Saving your application

Please ensure you save as you go.

If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button located at the bottom of the last page of the application form.

Submitting your application

You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.

Completing an application in a group or team

A number of people can work on an application using the same log in details as long as only one person is working at a time. Ensure you save as you go.

Spell Check

Most internet browsers (including Firefox v2.0 and above; Safari; and Google Chrome) have spell checking facilities built in – you can switch this function on or off by adjusting your browser settings.

Privacy and Security

All information entered through this service is stored on secure SmartyGrants servers located in Australia. Until you submit your response, the contents of the response belong to you. The Ministry of Youth Development has no right to view the contents of an unsubmitted response. Once a response to a form is submitted it becomes official information managed by the Ministry of Youth Development.

You may decide to disclose personal information to us by providing identifying information when completing an application form. This information will be viewable by certain members of our staff.

Under the Privacy Act 1993, you have the right to access and to request correction of any of your personal information provided to us in connection with your use of this site. If you would like to see the personal information relating to you that we have stored, or to request correction of such personal information, or if you have any concerns regarding your privacy, please contact the MSD Privacy Officer:

PO Box 1556

Wellington 6140

Fax: 64 4 918 0099


We may require proof of your identity before being able to provide you with any personal information.

If you are not satisfied with our response to any privacy-related concern you may have, you can contact the Privacy Commissioner:

Office of the Privacy Commissioner

PO Box 10-094

Wellington, New Zealand

Phone: +64-4-474 7590

Enquiries Line (from Auckland): 302 8655

Enquiries Line (from outside Auckland): 0800 803 909

Fax: +64-4-474 7595