You Do You - $1000 Rangatahi Grants

We encouraged youth between 16 and 24 to share their dreams with the Manaaki community, with the chance to win $1000 at the end of every week of the campaign.

The 10 Winners!

Every week we chose 10 finalists and our community voted for their favourite.

Watch the moments when each of our successful applicants found out they’d won!

John Franco

John is a super talented dancer from Taranaki with a dream to be a well-known entertainer here in New Zealand.

Jah Hopfler

Wellington based Hip-Hop upcomer Jah has a dream to become an established artist and voice for his people.

Alyssa Macgibbon

Alyssa is an artist born and raised in West Auckland with a dream to own her own stained glass business.

Tawhiri Toheriri

Tawhiri is a boxer from Gisborne and his dream is to eventually become a world champion in his craft.

Faith Henare-Stewart

Faith is an emerging artist based in Taitoko, with a dream to teach the value of being indigenous through her content.

Meg Wallace

Meg has a dream to grow her business ‘Dressed by Meg’ and to inspire young females to love themselves.

Iris Guevarra

Iris is a singer/songwriter based in Avondale with a dream to be able to keep creating art in whatever form that it comes in.

Daniel Peckston

Daniel manages his High School First XV team in Lower Hutt, but has a dream to manage the All Blacks one day.

Mackenzie Roskruge

Mackenzie has a dream to use educational tools to build bridges for people, so she founded her business InterStudentsNZ.

Harlem-Cruz Ihaia

Harlem-Cruz is the CEO of her new business Purotu and she has a dream to empower young hine.

Over the 10 week campaign, these are the results that we saw...

Through this content series we were able to push the $10,000 funding to its limits.

We elevated the dreams of 10 rangatahi, and celebrated them on social media through engaging content that was viewed over 68,000 times. 

On top of that, we created an open, safe environment in the Manaaki community, where 100+ young people felt comfortable sharing their dreams for their future.