The Future Fund – Backing Young New Zealanders


New $1m fund aims to boost New Zealand’s social enterprise future.

A new fund has been launched to provide young people in New Zealand with the training, business support and seed funding needed to set up their own social enterprise. Guy Ryan, the founding CEO of Inspiring Stories, aims to collect NZ$1m in donations to establish the endowment, which will be called the Future Fund.

In the past Inspiring Stories’ work has included creating Festival for the Future, an annual event that brings together hundreds of young people all thirsty for social change in Auckland, and the first accelerator programme focussed on young social entrepreneurs in New Zealand. The Future Fund will provide promising young social entrepreneurs with scholarships to the accelerator programme in order to help them address a social issue in their community through business.

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