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GOVERNMENT FUNDING

Keeping you connected

Government has funding available to help New Zealand businesses grow and innovate. For more information on government funding scroll below.

SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND FIBRE FUNDING

SFF Futures can provide support at any level on a co-investment basis. From small grassroots community projects to large-scale industry development, we can help bring your ideas to life.

SFF Futures co-investment requirements

This can include:

  • the development of a new product or service, or a better way of doing something

  • feasibility studies, such as exploring the development of a solution to an industry issue, or the viability of a new product

  • applied research which has a practical application and addresses a real issue in the industry or helps pursue an opportunity.

We fund projects from all over New Zealand, created by:

  • businesses

  • non-government organisations

  • researchers

  • training institutions

  • Māori landowners

  • community groups

  • industry bodies.

PRIMARY GROWTH PARTNERSHIP

The Primary Growth Partnership Fund invests in initiatives that deliver significant economic growth and sustainability across the primary sector from producer to consumer. Investments can cover the whole value chain. The minimum amount that the Primary Growth Partnership will co-invest, and which must be matched by industry co-investors, is $500,000 over the lifetime of the co-investment programme. Industries supported include:

  • Pastoral (including wool) and arable production;

  • Horticulture;

  • Seafood (including aquaculture);

  • Forestry and wood products; and

  • Food processing (including nutriceuticals and bioactives).

  • Wool Industry Research Limited (WIRL) fund both Industry Good and Company Specific research.

Companies with an interest in NZ wool can apply to WIRL for funding to support a “Company Specific” research application at any time. The WIRL Board prefer to support commercially driven proposals that will add value to, and diversify the NZ wool industry. 

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY

The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have grants available to business to improve energy conservation. Making a financial investment in energy efficiency will deliver returns. They may be able to help you with the initial investment through grants and loans:

  • Industrial energy audit grants

  • Project grants

  • Crown loans for energy efficiency projects in the public sector

  • Feasibility study grants

  • Commercial building project grants

  • Commercial building energy management grants

  • R&D grants

PROVINCIAL GROWTH FUND

Growing our regions

Provincial New Zealand is the heartland of Aotearoa, and home to some of our most creative and innovative people.


Much of New Zealand’s economy rests on the successes of the regions, with tourism, forestry and the primary industries all strong contributors to New Zealand’s export economy.

However, some regions are challenged with higher unemployment, lower productivity, finding skilled workers, and people who are struggling economically.

Through the PGF, the Government seeks to ensure that people living all over New Zealand can reach their full potential by helping build a regional economy that is sustainable, inclusive and productive. 

The PGF is administered by the Provincial Development Unit, part of the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.

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