Activate Tāmaki Makaurau registrations now closed

We are no longer accepting new registrations for Activate Tāmaki Makaurau Business Advice as of 4pm on 17 February 2022 and Implementation Grants as of 4pm on 24 February. 

Due to high demand, businesses who submitted the registration form to access Business Advice prior to 4pm on 17 February or an Implementation Grant prior to 4pm on 24 February can expect to hear an update on their registration within 10-15 days of submitting the form. 

While new registrations for Business Advice and Implementation Grants have closed, funding is still currently available* for eligible businesses who: 

1. are waiting to have their registrations assessed and approved or 
2. have already registered and have access to Activate Tāmaki Makaurau portal, but are yet to request a proposal/quote from a service provider and/or apply for funding or  
3. are awaiting to have their funding application approved or 
4. have already had their application approved and are yet to begin working with their service provider.  

*Based on assumption that 75% of businesses who register for support proceed to funding approved, and the average value of support approved.

Businesses currently waiting to have their business advice funding application approved may, once completed, apply for remaining implementation grant funding within the Activate Tāmaki Makaurau portal.

Activate Tāmaki Makaurau funding is limited and not guaranteed until businesses have successfully registered on the Activate Tāmaki Makaurau portal, requested a proposal/quote from a service provider, and had their funding applications approved. 

Additional support available

Our partners are regularly adding useful and up-to-date free tools and resources you can access right now, including webinars, business continuity plans and guides, and information on how to prepare your business digitally and operationally for Omicron. Access Activate Tāmaki Makaurau Business Community resources here. 

First Steps is also available to business owners and managers feeling overwhelmed, isolated, and under pressure from the impacts of COVID-19. First Steps provides health and wellbeing support, including learning and development resources, webinars and podcasts, and also provides individualised professional support for business owners. Access First Steps here.