Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Economic and Business Development Fund open

Last Updated : 04 May 2023
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Budding business tycoons and entrepreneurs can apply to the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Economic and Business Development Fund.

The fund is part of efforts by Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board to support business and non-profit organisations in its area, is now open for local community applications.

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.

Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.

About the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Economic and Business Development Fund

Local Board Chair Tauanu’u Nick Bakulich says, “By establishing a $60,000 Economic and Business Development Fund, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board has made it a priority to aid in our area's economic development. We are dedicated to supporting regional small businesses and assisting them in seeing and seizing business opportunities, to increase local wealth and employment”.

Doing our bit to help our communities’ economy grow

Each application is capped at $2000 and is now open and available on Smartygrants. Applications close 8pm on 30 June 2023. As a requirement for funding, businesses must be located within the board area and have legal status and/or a New Zealand Business Number (NBN).

Got a great business idea and just need some funding to help get started? Individuals or groups with no formal legal structure in New Zealand, can apply under an 'umbrella organisation'. 

For more information, please refer to the Guidelines here. Click here to access a map of the board area.

Types of expenses covered by the Fund

Funding of up to $2000 can be sought for:

  • tools or equipment
  • money for training or conference attendance
  • money for marketing, research, or consulting expenses
  • seed money for start-ups
  • sustainability projects
  • assistance for companies affected by recent catastrophic weather events
  • or submit an unspecified proposal for consideration in the direction of economic development.

Funding process

To apply for funding, go online here. Applications close at 8pm, Friday 30 June. After the fund closes, a panel will review applications, and those successful will be contacted, and payments processed.

For more information or help to apply email mangereotahuhueconomicbroker@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or phone 09 301 0101.

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