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Apply online for the Pacific Aotearoa Regional Enterprise Fund

Apply online for the Pacific Aotearoa Regional Enterprise Fund

The Pacific Aotearoa Regional Enterprise Fund is for existing small and medium sized Pacific businesses in the regions to stimulate growth and thrive in response to the impacts of COVID-19.

The aims of Pacific Aotearoa Regional Enterprise Fund are:

  • To increase productivity and jobs creation.
  • Improve Pacific peoples’ participation in the labour market.
  • Increase participation of Pacific businesses in economic development projects in the regions.
  • Support the scaling up of Pacific businesses to transition and diversify and create jobs.
  • Strengthen more successful and sustainable Pacific-owned businesses.
  • Strengthen the resilience of Pacific businesses to the economic impacts of COVID-19.

Applicants can apply for up to $100,000 and are required to contribute a minimum of 20% of the requested amount.

Please note that your application information will not be saved if you refresh or exit this web page before submitting.

Your details
Business details
Financial details
About your business and team
Your project or initiative
Service providers

Provide information of  any third-party providers you intend to engage with for training or supply of tools as a part of this funding grant:

  • Provide two competitive quotes for third-party providers that lead to job creation only.
  • Retrospective cost will be declined.
  • Include company name, contact person and contact details, product or service and total cost.
  • Grant amount is for up to $100,000, purchase of equipment that lead to job creation only, grant will be paid directly to third party and may be paid in stages).
Job creation
Business delivery
Business growth
Provide two referees for your business
Referee 1
Referee 2
Background information

In digitally signing this Declaration, I:

  1. Confirm the information contained is true and accurate.
  2. Confirm I have read and understood my rights regarding the Privacy Act 1993 as set out in the guidance document.
  3. Confirm this initiative complies with the objectives of my organisation.
  4. Understand that there is no guarantee that my organisation will be successful in securing any funding from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
  5. Agree that the Ministry for Pacific Peoples may collect information about my organisation from any third party in respect of this application.
  6. Agree that, if the application is successful, the name of my organisation, purpose of investment and the amount of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ investment will be available as part of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples’ accountability for public funds.
  7. Agree that the information provided in this application can be used by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples for statistical purposes and/or policy development.
  8. Agree that, if successful, my organisation may be required, along with the targeted beneficiaries of the proposed project, to participate in an evaluation of the initiative.
  9. Accept full accountability and responsibility for all requirements associated with the completion of the initiative.