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Covid-19 Business advisory funding

  • The Government has allocated additional funding to support businesses through the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The Covid-19 Business Advisory Fund has been provided by government to enable businesses to access expert advice and support and is being administered through the Regional Business Partner Network.

  • Business owners can access up to $5000 excl. GST per business from the COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund.

  • This funding can be used with a range of providers of registered services depending on business needs. 
  • It is 100% funding; no co-funding is required.

Eligibility Criteria – Businesses must:

    • Have undergone an assessment with a Regional Business Partner Growth Advisor

    • Have fewer than 100 full time equivalent employees, and

    • be GST registered in New Zealand, and

    • have a New Zealand Business Number, and

    • be operating in a commercial environment; and

    • be a privately-owned business or are a Māori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 or similar organisation managing Māori assets under multiple ownership.



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Management capability development fund

Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that build the management capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers. This fund covers up to 50% of costs from service providers up to $5000 per annum per business not incl. GST.

Eligibility Criteria – businesses must:

  • Have fewer than 50 full time employees
  • Be operating in a commercial environment
  • Be registered for GST in New Zealand
  • Be privately owned or a Māori Trust or corporation under the Te Ture Whenua Māori​ Act 1993 or similar organisation managing Māori assets under multiple ownership
  • Demonstrate a desire to innovate and grow
  • Have undergone an assessment with a Regional Partner
Register here
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