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Small to medium North Canterbury businesses experiencing negative impacts due to COVID-19 can now apply for funding from the Government's Regional Business Partner Network Fund to access professional advice and support.
The funds are distributed by Regional Business Partners around the country who discuss each business’ needs with the applicant and then connect them to relevant professional support from trusted providers. ENC is the Regional Business Partner for North Canterbury.
The fund covers one-on-one advice and support in the following areas:
To be eligible for funding, businesses will need to have registered on the RBP Platform*. An ENC Growth Advisor will then make contact with the registered business. Funding will be at the discretion of the Growth Advisors with the aim to provide funds to as many eligible businesses as possible.
In addition to registering on the RBP platform, businesses will need to meet the following criteria:
If your business meets the above criteria and you wish to apply for the RBP Covid-19 Advisory Fund your next step is to register on the RBP Platform or, *if you have already done so, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request an appointment with an ENC Business Growth Advisor.
For more information on the Regional Business Partner Network visit their website.