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Puna Pakihi

Puna Pakihi
Inspiring Ngāi Tahu in Business

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 this contact form and one of the Puna Pakihi advisors will be in touch.

Are you already a business owner?

Below are the grants we have available to support you survive, recover and thrive. All grants are valued at $5,000.

Kickstart Grant

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
  • Provide a robust business plan
  • Clear market validation
  • Financial forecast for the next 12-24 months (from date of application)
  • 50% ownership by a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau
  • Have not previously applied for a grant this calendar year

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 this contact form and one of the Puna Pakihi advisors will be in touch.

To Apply for the Kickstart Grant
Download this application form and submit it with your supporting documents (business plan & market validation, financial forecasts) to the email on the form.

Stay-Up Grants

The Stay-Up Grant is available for businesses that have been successful to date but require a bit more support to grow or to survive in a post-COVID environment.

If you have been trading for 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
  • Provide a robust business plan
  • Clear market validation
  • Financial forecast for the next 12-24 months (from date of application)
  • 50% ownership by a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau
  • Have not previously applied for a grant this calendar year

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
  • Provide a robust business plan
  • Clear market validation
  • Financial forecast for the next 12-24 months (from date of application)
  • 50% ownership by a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau
  • Have not previously applied for a grant this calendar year

If would like the support of a mentor to develop your business plan and financial forecast please complete this contact form and one of the Puna Pakihi advisors will be in touch.

Download this application form and submit it with your supporting documents (business plan & market validation, financial forecasts) to the email on the form.

Growth Grant

To be eligible for this grant you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • Been trading for over 12 months
  • Have a revenue $120,000+
  • Must be GST-registered
  • Provide a robust business plan
  • Financial forecast for the next 12-24 months (from date of application)
  • 50% ownership by a registered Ngāi Tahu whānau
  • Have not previously applied for a grant this calendar year

To Apply for the Growth Grant
Download this application form and submit it with your supporting documents (growth plan & market justification, financial forecasts) to the email on the form.

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Ngāi Tahu business

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

Become a Mentor

If you have a commercial business background and would like to support whānau on their business journey, please contact the Puna Pakihi team to sign up to become a mentor.

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