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Apply online for the Tauola Business Fund - Round 2

Apply online for the Tauola Business Fund - Round 2

This application form is for the Tauola Business Fund Round 2.

Before starting, please make sure you have read and understood the application process, reviewed the evaluation criteria and prepared your supporting material. We also recommend you check our FAQs about the Fund, especially the eligibility criteria. You must meet all the minimum requirements to be eligible.

Evaluation criteria

Once you pass the eligibility questions in SECTION 2 of the application, and have uploaded your character reference and certificate of incorporation (if applicable), your application will be assessed against the following criteria in two parts:

APPLICATION: SECTION 4 (80%)   

Productivity & Growth  = 30% 

Success & Sustainability  = 30% 

Employment Pathways = 15% 

Risk & Resilience = 5% 

Consider the % weighting for each criterion. The higher the weighting the more important it is. You want to spend more time and provide more detail on the higher % questions.  

There may be a couple of questions that relate to one criterion. If these questions are not individually weighted assume that they are of equal importance e.g. there are 2 questions within ‘Productivity & Growth’.  

FINANCIALS (20%) 

If you meet all the eligibility criteria in SECTION 2. We will require the following documentation: 

  • Balance Sheet Statement for two consecutive periods [01 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 and 01 April 2020 – 31 March 2021]  
  • Profit and Loss Statement for two consecutive periods [01 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 and 01 April 2020 – 31 March 2021] 
  • Cashflow Statement  
  • Budget for the current financial year 

The Ministry’s Finance Team will provide advice on the above documentation and this advice is weighted at 20% .

These documents will be requested via email, if needed. Please do NOT upload the above documentation to this form.

 

Form issues

If you cannot complete this form online, please download this MS Word version or PDF version and submit the completed form and supporting documents to [email protected] by the due date. Please upload your documents with “TAUOLA ROUND 2 [YOUR BUSINESS NAME]” as the file name.

IMPORTANT: This is a saveable form. At any stage during form completion, you can press Save Progress at the bottom of the form to save data entered so far and you'll be sent an email to the first email address you entered into the form below. To retrieve and finish your application, click on the link in that email.

If you have issues with the form or have questions about the application process, please contact: [email protected].

SECTION 1 - APPLICANT DETAILS

Primary applicant

SECTION 2 - ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS

The following questions will determine your organisation's eligibility to apply for the Tauola Business Fund, so please answer as honestly as you can. 

Eligibility questions

Please STOP completing this form.

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the Tauola Business Fund. However, through our Pacific Business Village we have other supports available to Pacific businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole traders. Learn more. 

Please STOP completing this form.

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the Tauola Business Fund. However, through our Pacific Business Village we have other supports available to Pacific businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole traders. Learn more. 

Please STOP completing this form.

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the Tauola Business Fund. However, through our Pacific Business Village we have other supports available to Pacific businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole traders. Learn more. 

Please STOP completing this form.

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the Tauola Business Fund. However, through our Pacific Business Village we have other supports available to Pacific businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole traders. Learn more. 

Please STOP completing this form.

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the Tauola Business Fund. However, through our Pacific Business Village we have other supports available to Pacific businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole traders. Learn more. 

Please STOP completing this form.

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the Tauola Business Fund. However, through our Pacific Business Village we have other supports available to Pacific businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole traders. Learn more. 

Please STOP completing this form.

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for the Tauola Business Fund. However, through our Pacific Business Village we have other supports available to Pacific businesses, entrepreneurs, and sole traders. Learn more. 

Please continue below, if you haven't received a STOP message

SECTION 3 - BUSINESS / ORGANISATION DETAILS

The following questions will help us understand your business maturity and ability to utilise our funding effectively. 

Contact details

Business structure

Financial information

As outlined at the top of this page, the financial aspect of your application will be weighted at 20% of the overall evaluation criteria.

Following your application submission, if your business is eligible for further assessment, you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Balance Sheet Statement for two consecutive periods [01 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 and 01 April 2020 – 31 March 2021]
  • Profit and Loss Statement for two consecutive periods [01 April 2021 – 31 March 2022 and 01 April 2020 – 31 March 2021]
  • Cashflow Statement
  • Budget for the current financial year
  • Two formal quotes from two different third-party suppliers who will be paid out of the funding, as part of your funding proposal.

If this information is required, we will request via email. Please DO NOT upload this information within this form.

However, it could be useful to prepare the above documentation ahead of time, to expedite the assessment process if and when it is requested via email. The Ministry’s Finance Team will provide advice on your documentation, once received.

SECTION 4 - TAUOLA FUNDING DETAILS

As outlined at the top of this page, this section of the application will be weighted at 80% of the overall evaluation criteria. You will see the % for each heading when answering the questions.

This section will help us understand why you are requesting funding and how you will use it effectively. How your use of funding contributes to the outcomes and objectives of the Tauola Business Fund will be key, so please familiarise yourself with these before completing.

Please respond concisely to the questions and provide website links, if available, for further reference.

Your funding proposal

Funding criteria 1 - Productivity and growth (30% weighting)

Your answers to the following questions will help us understand how Tauola funding will increase productivity and growth within your business.

Funding criteria 2 - Success and sustainability (30% weighting)

Your answers to the following questions will help us understand how your business will use Tauola funding to succeed long-term.

Funding criteria 3 - Employment pathways (15% weighting)

Your answers to the following questions will help us understand how Tauola funding will help your business create employment pathways for Pacific peoples.

Funding criteria 4 - Risk and resilience (5% weighting)

Your answers to the following questions will help us understand how you identify and mitigate risk, as well as how the fund may help increase the resilience of your business

SECTION 5 - SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

Your funding application will need to include the following supporting documentation:

  1. character reference - from an independent person who knows the primary applicant and is familiar with the business applying for this funding. Your referee cannot be a family member.

    Download and complete the following Character Reference Template (in either PDF or MS Word format). You'll be required to upload your completed reference below to complete your application.

    Character reference template: [MS Word format] | [PDF format]

  2. a copy of your Certificate of Incorporation (not applicable to Sole Traders) - you can obtain a copy of this from the NZ Companies Office.

Before uploading, please make sure your documents are saved in .doc, .docx, xls, xlsx or PDF file format and use “TAUOLA ROUND 2 [YOUR BUSINESS NAME]” as the filename when saving. This will assist our team to match your uploads with your application.

Please ensure you use the proposal template provided above.
This can be obtained from: https://www.companiesoffice.govt.nz/
Application checklist
Before submitting your application, please check you have:
Applicant declaration

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 2020.
  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. Confirm that I have informed my referee that a copy of their reference will be stored at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
  10. Accept full accountability and responsibility for all requirements associated with the completion of the initiative.
  11. Understand that the personal information I am being asked to provide is necessary to help determine how the Ministry for Pacific Peoples might be able to assist me with my funding aspirations, including eligibility for practical and financial assistance. It will be held by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples PO Box 833 Wellington 6140, the government agency that administers the funding grant. I understand I have the right to request access to MY personal information held by the Ministry for Pacific Peoples and, if appropriate, request that the information be corrected.
I agree

Please STOP completing this form.

You need to agree to the Declaration to be eligible for funding.

If you're not yet ready to submit your application, you can press Save progress to save data entered so far. You will receive an email with a link back to this form to allow you to complete it at a later date. If you're ready to submit your application, press Submit application.

Once you press Submit application, the page should refresh and you should see a "Thanks, we've received your submission" message indicating that your application has been submitted successfully. You should also receive an email confirming receipt of your submission.

If you don't see the message or haven't received a confirmation email after 15 minutes, please re-submit this form.

Any questions about this form or the application process can be directed to: [email protected]