Funding and Grants
A boost for your business.
Access the financial support you need to help your business prosper.
If you operate an Otago business, you could be eligible for up to 50% of the cost of management coaching and training services.
Our Business Growth Advisors will work with you to identify areas where your business could benefit from management capability training. Then, they’ll connect you with the right services.
To be eligible, your business must:
Your business should also:
How to apply
Register with the Regional Business Partner Network and one of our Growth Advisors will contact you to confirm your eligibility.
This Fund aims to help tourism businesses prepare for the return of international visitors as borders reopen.
Businesses that meet the criteria will need to provide verified financial records that show their pre-COVID income.
How to apply
Register with the Regional Business Partner Network and we will be in touch about your application.
Access up to $5,000 per business operation (excluding GST) for expert advice and support through the Regional Business Partner Network.
This advice is in addition to any previous advice that a business may have received through the Network.
Businesses can access expert advice and support in one or more of the following:
The Business Advisory Support initiative will be open for applications until 31 August 2022. This may be extended depending on funding availability.
Access up to $5,000 per business operation (excluding GST) to support the implementation of advice received through the Business Advisory Support initiative, and/or from a satisfactory alternative provider.
Otago Regional Business Partners are supporting the Queenstown Lakes District with the rollout of this Fund.
The Grant can be used for operational activities in one or more of the following:
The Grant cannot be used for:
Your business must:
Charitable trusts, incorporated societies, non-business entities, and local and central government bodies are ineligible.
21 Jul 2022
You're invited to the July Central Otago BA5 to learn more about Otago Polytechnic's regional campuses in Cromwell and Wānaka, and their qualifications that are tailored to make the most of their unique location. Their programmes are also tailored to meet the needs of local industries – including cookery using regional ingredients and stonemasonry using the schist that the region is built on. They also have a state-of-the-art teaching brewery.
28 Jul 2022
The Dunedin Business Expo in partnership with the Otago Polytechnic and Otago Daily Times, provides a great opportunity to exhibit your business to other members and the local business community. Promote your brand and build networks for possible sales in a unique promotional environment.
Due to last year's COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions, the Expo was postponed to 28, July 2022 - and we now have a limited number of sites available. Please book your site now to avoid disappointment.
28 Jul 2022
The Dunedin Business Expo provides a unique opportunity for business people to connect with other businesses over drinks and nibbles. We have an exciting range of exhibitors lined up for the 2022 Business Expo. This is your chance to chat to local businesses, see what services and products they have on offer, and find out how they might be able to assist you and your business.
An evening format facilitates networking and learning opportunities. Bring a friend, membership is not essential to attend this event.