New Zealand Government Funding Programmes

97% of all the enterprises currently operating in New Zealand are SME's (Small and Medium sized Enterprises) that employee less than 2 employees. In total there are almost 500,000 SME's in New Zealand. These businesses employ nearly 600,000 New Zealanders. Overall, there are many government funding programmes available to assist New Zealand based small businesses. There are also government funding programmes across all three levels of Government; Central, Regional and Local.

Central Government funding programmes are available to all eligible small business owners across New Zealand. Eligibility for these programmes is dependent upon these businesses being able to meet the programme requirements, such as; having a strong business plan, financial projections etc. It is important to note that Central Government funding programmes are usually the most competitive, since applicants are less restricted by location. These programmes are usually harder to attain and usually involve longer wait periods when it comes to receiving funding.

Regional Government funding programmes, are allocated to small businesses within a specific region in New Zealand. This means less competition since you are only competing for funding with other businesses located in your region.

Local Government funding is often the most specialized, only eligible business owners within a specific location are able to apply for these funding programmes. Although there are usually less local funding programmes available, there is also much less competition for these programmes since they are so location specific.

If you are an entrepreneur seeking business funding in New Zealand it is important to note that you are potentially eligible to receive government funding from all three levels of government. The more government funding programmes you apply for the higher your chances of receiving funding. To find out exactly which government programmes your small business may be eligible for, simply try our Grant Finder Tool, or speak to an agent directly at 0800 141 461 toll free.

How much funding is your small business eligible for?

How much in funding can you get from your region?

Northland government funding
Auckland government funding
Waikato government funding
Bay of Plenty government funding
Bay of Plenty
Gisborne government funding
Hawke's Bay government funding
Hawke's Bay
Taranaki government funding
Manawatu-Wanganui government funding
Wellington government funding
Tasman government funding
Nelson government funding
Marlborough government funding
West Coast government funding
West Coast
Canterbury government funding
Otago government funding
Southland government funding

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