The idea is for the siblings to learn more about philanthropy by getting involved in their own giving and working alongside organisations to make a difference to the lives of young people.
Next Gen supports organisations that work in creativity and the arts; this falls outside the usual donation areas of TTF. Next Gen is completely proactive. The fund does not accept applications, rather it seeks organisations that fit within its area of interest.
TTF Trustees allow Next Gen to be completely independent, making its own decisions about donation streams, who it supports and how much it gives.
Next Gen supports creative, innovative and passionate organisations that work with young people through the arts (music production, visual and performing arts, orchestra and dance, spoken word, photography, film production, theatre).
Programmes use both creativity and a youth development model, working with often marginalised and at-risk rangatahi/youth to build confidence, resilience, self-esteem, connection and a sense of belonging.
Next Gen programmes develop first-class creative and performance skills, and re-engage young people in education and employment.
The programmes we support offer children and rangatahi mentoring, tuition with artists and experts, life skills, mindfulness, resilience, confidence and self-esteem.