Applying for Funded HR Support from Regional Business Partner Programme

The New Zealand government is allowing excellent support for business owners during COVID-19 at both national and regional level.

As the 12 weeks of wage subsidy draws toward the end, employers will need to seriously consider their next moves – including business structure & cost management for the short and medium term.

The great news is that employers can apply for funding (presently up to $5000) in business support in a number of areas including HR & Business Continuity.

Where the category is COVID-19 related recovery, services are often fully funded – the business owner is not required to pay at all, but you must first qualify.

If you are already registered as an employer in the Regional business Partner Programme and you have a Growth Advisor, please contact us and we can go from there.

If you are not yet registered, you will need to contact your local Regional Advisor for assessment.

While the regulations move a little from time to time (and have moved frequently during the COVID-19 pandemic, employers with fewer than 100 employees presently qualify for assistance.
Qualifying criteria for fully funded assistance.

You must have a NZ Registered Business.

You must be GST registered.

Your Business must be owned by an individual or individuals; or are a Maori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 or similar organization managing Maori assets under multiple ownership.

You must be able to demonstrate you have been impacted BY covid-19.

Taking the next step to see if you qualify for funding:
The best thing to do to investigate if you qualify for funding is to contact your Regional Growth Advisor for an assessment.

Contact details are as follows:

Auckland, Tourism, Events & Economic Development
Business support team
09 365 0510

Bay of Plenty
Tauranga Chamber of Commerce
Roz Irwin
07 577 8957

Canterbury Regional Business Partners Ltd
Rachel Flynn
03 353 0035

Hawkes Bay
Hawkes Bay Regional Council
06 650 7315

Manawatū Whanganui
Central Economic Development Agency
Business Development team
06 350 1830

Marlborough, Nelson and Tasman
Nelson Regional Development Agency
Mark Maguire
03 923 2053

Northland Inc
09 438 5110

03 479 0181

Tairāwhiti-East Coast
Activate Tairāwhiti
Wendy Gatley
021 312 463

Te Waka
Business Growth team
07 857 0538

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA)
Mariana Askin
04 382 0078

West Coast South Island
Development West Coast
Fiona Hill
03 769 7000

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