The Black Gold Kai Club is looking for community feedback before deciding on its future.
Youth Support worker Michelle Ramsay said the committee had taken into account the number of volunteers at its events and the loss of "significant" funding for the youth support worker's wages.
"We need a huge fundraising effort to raise the funds required to cover this cost and the cost of events and activities.
"Our older members, who make up the committee and instigate a lot of what happens and organise a lot of what happens, are moving on."
There are three proposals; closing down the Black Gold Kai Club, contracting a youth support worker to run the "Off Your Trolley" Derby, Annual Theme Disco and the Foodbank fundraiser, or continuing the club as it is.
The third option would have fortnightly or monthly after-school sessions, at least two sessions each holiday period, Anzac participation, the disco, trolley derby, community fundraising, Matariki celebration, Youth Week celebration, Bi-annual Youth Forum, Black Gold Kai Club meetings and other events.
It would require significant financial and volunteer support, Ms Ramsay said.
"Most events and activities are well supported by young people but volunteers are often few and make it very difficult to run a safe and effective event.
"We would have to have an assurance of support, financially and physically."
Feedback from the community would help the committee make a decision.
"We want to know what the kids want, want to know what the parents want, want to know what the community want.
"We need to know what support we're going to have in the future and need to know we're going to have some older support."
After-school sessions could range from two to 30 children, while the two discos had 130 children attend.
"The Kai Club never been just for Kai.
"We've had kids from Dunedin and Owaka, and the Trolley Derby has people from different places."
A decision will "probably" be made at the club's meeting at the beginning of next month, Ms Ramsay said.
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