Eligible businesses can apply for an Implementation Grant to help implement an existing business plan or to execute a plan based on the Business Advice received. This grant will give many Auckland businesses the funds to begin putting their business plan into action, in one of the available service categories. Auckland businesses can apply for up to $4000 + GST for an Implementation Grant.
This is not a cash payment. An Implementation Grant will pay for specific services to put your business advice or plan into action. The Resurgence Support Payment and Wage Subsidy Scheme are more suitable for businesses’ cashflow concerns.
Business eligibility criteria: To access the Implementation Grant, your business must:
Be operating with 100 full time equivalent employees or less
Be GST registered in New Zealand
Have a New Zealand Business Number (NZBN)
Be operating in a commercial environment
Be a privately-owned business or are a Māori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 or similar organisation managing Māori assets under multiple ownership
Primarily operate within the Auckland Alert Level 3 boundary
Be an existing business that is trading prior to 22 October 2021
Services that are available: Your business can access support in the following areas:
Implementation of Business Strategies and Continuity Plan (e.g. creation of workforce development guidelines, creation of risk management templates, managing supply chains, analysis of export markets, new product development, and operational improvements, business coaching to support strategy delivery)
Implementation of Financial Planning and Cashflow Management Advice (e.g. working capital and debt restructuring, tender preparation, implementation of reporting systems or digital accounting services)
Implementation of HR and Employee Relations and Legal Advice (e.g. creation of job descriptions, job listings, professional development plans and training, creating policy related to COVID framework, employer COVID responsibilities, creating contracts, guidelines, plans, templates)
Implementation of Business Hibernation or Exit Plan (e.g. liquidation support, succession plan development)
Implementation of Marketing Plan (e.g. brand development, channel analysis, customer identification, value proposition development)
Implementation of Digital Marketing Plan (e.g. website design, build or upgrade, including e-commerce, software integration, booking systems, content development, social media management, SEO implementation, digital advertising spend)
Implementation of Digital Enablement (e.g. digital productivity, client interaction strategy, operational digitisation, cyber security)
Implementation of Health and Safety Plan (e.g. creating health and safety documents, plans, templates)
Implementation of a Health and Wellbeing business plan for your workforce (e.g. delivering a wellness plan for your employees)
Eligible businesses can apply for an Implementation Grant to help implement an existing business plan, or to execute a plan based on their Business Advice received. If you do not yet have a business plan, you should first access Business Advice support before considering an Implementation Grant.
Step 1 - Complete the online registration form. (To progress your Implementation Grant registration you must have a chosen service provider to work with. If you have a service provider you would like to work with, ask them if they are registered. If they are not, ask them to find out how to become registered at our service provider webpage).
Step 2 – Log in to the Activate Tāmaki Makaurau portal.
Step 3 – Find your referral plan, request a proposal from your service provider and apply for your Implementation Grant.
Step 4 – If application is approved and contracts signed, commence work with selected service provider.
Step 5 - Tell us when the work is complete to facilitate payment to your service provider.
Step 6 – Have your say about your experience; we are keen for your feedback.
An Implementation Grant can help you put your business advice or plan into operation. Many businesses can see a way forward and have plans ready to go, but might not have the cash reserves to make it happen. This grant can put you in touch with the experts and services you may need to move forward.
SOURCE: Auckland Unlimited