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Puna Pakihi
Inspiring Ngāi Tahu in Business

Grants will be available from 1 February 2021.
More information about the grants will be added to the below information early 2021.

Click on the stage of business you’re interested in:

Ideation

New business idea, not trading yet? Click for ideation.

Kickstart

Trading less than 12 months. Click for kickstart

Stay-up

Trading more than 12 months. Revenue under $120,000. Click for stay-up

Growth

Trading more than 12 months. Revenue over $120,000. Click for growth


Do you have a new business idea?

If you have a new business idea we can connect you with a business mentor to create a robust business plan and financial forecast. If you would like to be paired with a mentor please complete the Ideation application form and one of the Puna Pakihi advisors will be in touch.

Are you already a business owner?

Kickstart Grant (Opening 1 February 2021)

If you have started trading in the last 12 months, the kickstart grant may be for you.
To be eligible for this grant you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Been trading for 12 months or less
  • Have a robust business plan with a clear market validation
  • Financial forecast
  • 50% ownership by a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau

More information about grant to come in early 2021.

If would like the support of a mentor to develop your business plan and financial forecast in preparation of the grant becoming available please complete the Kickstart application form and one of the Puna Pakihi advisors will be in touch.

Stay-Up Grants (Opening 1 February 2021)

More details for these grants will be available in early 2021.

Here are some initial criteria to consider.
If you have been trading over 12 months then the following grants may be for you.

1. Stay-up Support Grant 1
To be eligible for this grant you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Been trading for over 12 months
  • Have a revenue under $60,000
  • May not be GST-registered
  • Have a robust business plan with a clear market validation.
  • Financial forecast
  • 50% ownership by a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau

2. Stay-up Support Grant 2
To be eligible for this grant you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Been trading for over 12 months
  • Have a revenue between $60,000 and $120,000.
  • Must be GST-registered
  • Have a robust business plan with a clear market validation.
  • Financial forecast
  • 50% ownership by a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau

If would like the support of a mentor to develop your business plan and financial forecast in preparation of these grants being available please complete the Stay-up application form and one of the Puna Pakihi advisors will be in touch.

Growth Grant (Opening 1 February 2021)

More details for this grant will be available in early 2021.

Ngāi Tahu business

It is hard to overstate the economic impact the pandemic is having on businesses. The following is a good source of information on support available to business.

If you would like to support a Ngāi Tahu owned business please consider shopping with a business listed on www.tahu.biz. #supportTahu.

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