“Youth Encounter has supported me by giving me courage to live my God-given potential and meeting good people and being a part of the Encounter family. Since joining Youth Encounter I feel happy about myself and don't feel like I have to prove myself to people.” Matthys

Youth Encounter Ministries Trust exists because we believe every person will encounter their God-given potential to live life wide open when they know they belong and believe in their true value. We are a registered not-for-profit organisation with charitable status under the NZ government Charities Commission. We appreciate your support to continue growing this vibrant community and impacting young people's lives of Aotearoa New Zealand.


A donation is a gift given to our organisation for the charitable purposes we have set out to achieve.

We will provide you with a tax receipt at financial year end (March 31) for you to claim your 33.33% tax refund. Remember to provide us with your details so we can send you a receipt.

All donations make a difference. For example;

  • $900 will enable a marginalised at-risk youth to attend a seven day camp
  • $10 per week will resource a youth to receive on-going mentoring support
  • $25 per month enables a youth to engage in dirt bike therapy


  • I would like to donate via Internet Banking 

Account Name: Youth Encounter                BNZ Te Puke 02-0452-0048320-00

  • I would like to send a cheque:          Youth Encounter, 1491 Pongakawa Bush Road, RD6, TePuke, 3186
  • I would like to make credit card donations via paypal here either a one-off payment OR recurring payments


As a registered charitable trust operating under the charities commission, Youth Encounter is eligible to apply for funding grants to bodies who distribute money to charitable purposes in NZ

If you think we fit the funding criteria of a funding grant organization you are aware of or involved in please let us know so we can provide you with a funding application.

Please email: admin@youthencounter.co.nz


Youth Encounter offers partnership opportunities with businesses to financially and resourcefully contribute towards making our organisation's mission possible.

We believe sponsorship is a partnership of equal benefit, holding both parties to a responsibility of due diligence in the duty of care for our communities.

Our widespread and regional networks offer promotional value for any business who is wanting to grow their market share. Sponsorship options are outlined in our proposal package. Please contact us to find out more about the benefits of partnering with us. 

Email tracey@youthencounter.co.nz for more info today!


Our social enterprise fundraising initiatives offer commercial opportunities for customers to benefit from, with all profit contributing towards Youth Encounter's social impact.

Encounter Success guarantees you a thrilling dirt bike encounter that makes a difference! We  offer team building, social events and learn to ride days. We provide off road motorcycles with protective gear and instructors who will safely guide you on our range of track and trail options to suit your ability. You will need to be prepared for an experience you will not forget of action-packed off-road fun and adventure. Book an encounter suitable for you and we will guarantee you a day to remember. 

At Encounter Fundraiser Shop you can purchase Encounter merchandise, stickers, bike parts, oils, tyres, and much more at competitive prices. If you can't find it listed on our website then flick us a message on shop@youthencounter.co.nz for availability and pricing. 

“The boys from last year’s (Dirt Bike Encounter Therapy) programme have all gone into mahi, one is into truck driving so got his licence and gone into that industry.  Another really likes gardening, so has gone into agriculture.  So all our kids from last year are either employed or gone onto courses.”  - Pauline Craven – tutor at Apiti Hou Alternative Education

A huge thanks our sponsors and funding bodies who have believed in us this past year!

First Sovereign Trust - Hillview Trust - Te Puke Baptist Octoberfest - The Tidd Foundation

"And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus."  Philippians 4:19

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