Small to medium North Canterbury businesses experiencing negative impacts due to COVID-19 can now apply for funding to access professional accounting services for cashflow forecasting advice and support.

The Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) Professional Services Grant can provide up to $400 towards the cost of cashflow forecasting advice and support form professional accounting services. In addition, businesses that employ one of ENC’s Professional Service Partners to carry out the services will receive an additional $400 worth of support directly from the partners, providing you with a total of $800 worth of professional services advice. If you wish to use a provider that has not partnered with us then you can still receive a $400 grant through ENC.

To be eligible for the fund businesses must:

To apply fill in the application form which will go to the ENC Business Support Team. They will see if you fit the criteria and contact you to confirm the grant. Successful applicants can then contact their chosen accountant, to whom the $400 from ENC will have been paid. This is a limited fund, so please wait until we confirm funding before approaching your advisor.

Please note: this grant is not paid to your business, it is paid directly to the service provider, and can only be used to assist with COVID-19 related matters. 

This programme is made available with support from Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikōura District Councils.

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ENC's Professional Service Partners

The following businesses have offered to be an ENC Professional Service Partner in order to provide professional services advice and support to businesses suffering the effects of COVID-19. If you choose to use your $400 ENC contribution for professional services at any of these service providers, they will match it with $400 of their own, giving each business a total of $800 worth of professional services advice and support. We would like to thank the Canterbury-based Professional Service Partners listed here for stepping up to help and support other local businesses at this time. 

Once you have chosen your preferred Professional Service Partner, apply for the fund here.