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Christchurch Economic Recovery Package

ChristchurchNZ Business Support Subsidy

ChristchurchNZ Business Support Subsidy

As part of phase 1 of the Economic Recovery Package, ChristchurchNZ is offering small to medium sized businesses affected by COVID-19 a subsidy of up to $1000 to access professional advice to help navigate the economic and resourcing impacts of COVID-19.

Advice will be provided by specialist organisations based in Canterbury in the following areas:

  • Human Resource management
  • Health and Wellness
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Finance and Cashflow Management

Subsidies are granted at the discretion of ChristchurchNZ Regional Business Partner Advisors.


How to Apply

Your business needs to be registered for the Regional Business Partners Network which can be done easily online here.

If you are already registered with the Regional Business Partners Network (RBP) and have an appointment booked with an advisor, then you do not need to do anything further.

If you are already registered with Regional Business Partners Network and would like to meet with an RBP advisor then please email

Examples of advice areas include:

Finance and Cashflow Management

  • Cashflow Management  
  • Budgeting 
  • Assisting with Bank Re-financing 
  • Financial modelling 
  • Pricing Structures 

Health and Wellness

  • Resilience capability 
  • Stress management 

Business Continuity Planning

  • Business Continuity Plan creation and review 
  • Scenario planning 
  • Investigating new products and markets: innovation and diversification opportunities 

For COVID-19 related enquiries

ChristchurchNZ Contacts

Media enquiries regarding COVID-19
Keith Lynch - Media Enquiries
Business enquiries regarding COVID-19
ChristchurchNZ Business Team
Tourism Business enquiries regarding COVID-19
Julia Hunt - ChristchurchNZ Trade Partnerships Manager
International Education enquiries regarding COVID-19
Stefi Porter - ChristchurchNZ International Education Partnerships Coordinator