We can help you access the right support for your business to keep you moving forward, including advice, planning and implementation programmes, for eligible businesses. 

 

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Auckland Business Support

 

On Friday, 22 October the Government announced an economic support package, with specific support for Auckland businesses, including advice, planning and implementation.

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REMAINING FUNDING: HIGH

Management development support

 

  Auckland businesses may be eligible for subsidised support for workshops, courses and coaching to build business capability.

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REMAINING FUNDING: PAUSED

Innovation, research & development support

Looking to grow through innovation or to invest in R&D may be eligible to access advice, contacts, programmes, and funding through Callaghan Innovation.

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REMAINING FUNDING: FULLY COMMITTED

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Auckland Business Support

Business Register of Interest 

On Friday, 22 October the Government announced an economic support package for businesses affected by higher alert levels, as the country transitions to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. The announcement can be found here.

It includes a $60 million package for business advice and mental health support for Auckland businesses, specifically: 

  • Up to $3000 worth of advice and planning support, and up to $4000 to implement that advice, and 
  • $10 million for mental health and wellbeing support through a programme that is to be designed. 

To find out more about this support please either: 

Register your interest for business support

If you are interested in registering for the support, please complete the expression of interest form so the team can keep you updated.

 

Management development support

The Management Development Capability Development Fund is currently on pause as we work with Auckland businesses to access the support package announced by the Government on Friday 22 October, 2021. 

If you operate an Auckland business, you could be eligible to access support from the Management Capability Development Fund. This offers businesses up to 50 per cent co-funded support for management coaching and training services. Find out what areas of support your business could be eligible to access.

Who should apply?

If your business meets all the initial criteria below, you can start an application today. 

  • Fewer than 50 full-time equivalent employees;
  • GST-registered in New Zealand;
  • New Zealand Business Number (NZBN);
  • Operating in a commercial environment;
  • Privately owned business or a Māori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, or be a similar organisation managing Māori assets under multiple ownership.

As part of the application process, an Auckland Unlimited business advisor will contact you to discuss your business needs and eligibility for funding. If your business is eligible, the value of funding allocated is determined by your Auckland Unlimited business advisor, based on your current business needs. 

Registering with RBP is currently paused

 

For specific advice and access to government support that is currently available please contact:

COVID-19 Business Helpline on 0800 500 362 or email your enquiry to info@businesshelpline.co.nz


  

 

Innovation, research & development support

If you’re planning to grow through innovation, or you’re investing in R&D in the areas of science and technology, our specialist advisors can help you access the right advice, contacts and programmes, including funding through Callaghan Innovation. Find out what type of grants your business could be eligible to access.

Please note:

The levels of R&D-led innovation from companies in Auckland and around New Zealand has been exceptional this year and this has led to high-demand for Callaghan Innovation R&D Grants. As a result, Callaghan Innovation is nearing the end of their total funding budget.  
 
While we are working with Callaghan Innovation on applications already in progress, they have paused accepting any new applications for R&D Project Grants, Getting Started Grants, R&D Fellowship Grants and R&D Career Grants. 

Who should apply?

There are varying criteria for each type of grant, but there are common criteria that your business needs to meet. If your business meets all the initial criteria below, you can start an application today.

  • GST-registered in New Zealand;
  • New Zealand Business Number (NZBN);
  • Operating in a commercial environment;
  • Privately owned business or a Māori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993, or be a similar organisation managing Māori assets under multiple ownership.

As part of the application process, an Auckland Unlimited business advisor will contact you to discuss your business needs and eligibility for funding.
 

Registering with RBP is currently paused

 

For specific advice and access to government support that is currently available please contact:

COVID-19 Business Helpline on 0800 500 362 or email your enquiry to info@businesshelpline.co.nz


  

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