Business Grants - Kickstart Grant

The Kickstart Grant is for any whānau who have a new business or have been trading but are within the first 12 months of registering their business as a company.

Grants Eligibility

  • Registered Ngāi Tahu whānau member at least 18 years old.
  • Business must already be trading.
  • Proof of Ngāi Tahu whānau ownership. Applicant/s must show proof of minimum 50% ownership of the business (eg. New Zealand Business Number).
  • Relevant supporting documents must be provided. (see below)
  • NB: Whānau members are only eligible for one grant payment each financial year ending 30th June, with a 12 month stand down period between successful applications.

Supporting Documents Required

  • Application form – download here
  • Robust Business Plan – download here
  • Supporting Market Validation.
  • 12 months forecasted cashflow – download template here
  • 12 months previous year cashflow (if already trading – download template here)
  • Proof of minimum 50% Ngāi Tahu whānau ownership from applicant/s.
  • Proof of Bank account – verified letter from bank or copy of bank statement (screenshots of internet banking or banking app will not be accepted).
  • Proof of GST Registration (if relevant).
  • Photo ID (Passport, driver licence or 18+ card only).

How to apply

Send us all relevant documentation.