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Auckland-specific business support package - Expressions of interest now open

05 November 2021

We’re delighted to see that an Auckland-specific business support package is being made available to organisations affected by COVID-19.

The $60 million package is being administered by Auckland Unlimited with support from MBIE, and BDO has registered our interest in being a service provider for this.

Expressions of interest for the package are now open and we encourage as many of you as possible that would like to access some support to register your interest here.

The new package will include three key areas of support that businesses can access:

  • Business advisory support
  • Implementation grant
  • Health and wellbeing support

The finer details are still being finalised, however the Government announcement has indicated that there will be up to $3,000 for business advisory support and up to $4,000 for implementation support. Timelines are not yet set in stone but it is likely that more detail around the offering, eligibility and how to access the support available will be announced in mid November.

Please note that the current Regional Business Partner (RPB) offering has now been suspended so that Auckland Unlimited can focus on readying this new package.

We will communicate more details as soon as we can. We know how hard these past few months have been for businesses across Auckland so please do register your interest for accessing the support here if you are interested. We look forward to helping businesses across Auckland recover and thrive as we move to the next phase of New Zealand’s COVID-19 response.

 

For more information, please contact your local BDO representative.