If you own a business in parts of the North Island and have been affected by Cyclone Gabrielle or January flooding you can apply for support to help you recover.
The Government is providing $50 million in recovery support to businesses in eight regions affected by Cyclone Gabrielle and January floods in the North Island.
Farmers and growers can apply for separate support from the Ministry for Primary Industries.
You can apply for a grant of up to $40,000.
The grants are to help you:
You must meet some criteria, including being in one of the eight regions, and how you have been affected.
You can apply if you are self-employed, a sole trader, or an employer - no matter how many people you employ.
You can apply if your business is primarily in one of the areas listed below and you were affected by Cyclone Gabrielle or January flooding.
The regions are:
Local partners who will allocate the grants may set further criteria. Check before you apply.
Grants will be delivered locally by people on the ground in the eight regions. They are best placed to do this.
Cyclone Gabrielle – business recovery grants(external link) — NorthlandInc
The Back to Work grants have been suspended while applications are considered. You can still apply, but you will be added to a waitlist. If you applied before 4.30pm, 9 March your application is being considered.
Back to Work grants(external link) — Auckland Business Chamber
Cyclone Gabrielle Business Recovery Grant(external link) — Thames Coromandel District Council
Business Recovery Grants (Cyclone Gabrielle)(external link) — Toi Economic Development Agency
Application for business support grant(external link) — Trust Tairāwhiti
Cyclone and flood recovery for businesses(external link) — Hawke’s Bay Chamber of Commerce
Cyclone recovery grants for businesses(external link) — Tararua District Council
Masterton District Council is setting up its application process. We will update this page as soon as it is ready.
Our advisors can help cyclone-affected businesses.
Farmers, growers and whenua Māori owners can apply for support from the Ministry for Primary Industries to get back on their feet. You cannot also apply for a grant from the cyclone and flooding recovery fund.
Cyclone Gabrielle recovery(external link) — Ministry for Primary Industries
Advice and guidance on support for affected businesses is provided by the Business Helpline, delivered by Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA).
Call 0800 500 362 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small business owners in Auckland who are facing challenges, especially relating to recent weather events, can find support through the online business platform Activate Community.
If you or your employees are feeling overwhelmed or anxious, help is available from First Steps.
Call: 0800 178 783