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Activate Tāmaki Makaurau


Activate Tāmaki Makaurau

Apply for an Activate Tāmaki Makaurau Grant And
Receive Business Support Valued Up To $7,000+GST


Let’s Work Together To Get Your Business Growing in 2022!

COVID-19 has had an impact on everyday life, as well as how New Zealand businesses have performed at home and abroad. A business’s success and survival has depended on its ability to adapt to a wide variety of supply, workforce, and legislative challenges, and those that have been nimble have fared best.

Your company’s path through the pandemic and out of it will be determined by the lessons you learn now and the new strategies you implement. Each Auckland business owner has the opportunity to strengthen their current business and grow into the future with Activate Tāmaki Makaurau. As a registered program provider, we’re excited about helping your business grow.

Why you should Activate with BYBNZ!

BYBNZ isn’t your run of the mill service provider. Activate with us and you’ll get more bang for your buck, guaranteed.

Here’s what grant recipients working with us will receive…

  • a seat in our monthly mastermind group
  • automatic entry into the draw to win one of 2 iPads
  • A dollar-for-dollar match of services from us. Which means when you spend your $3000 Business Advice Support Grant with us, we’ll match this with an additional $3000 worth of services! And, we’ll match your $4000 Implementation Grant too!

We’re all about building long term connections with Auckland small businesses, so contact us today to get started with an Activate Tāmaki Makaurau support program tailored to your growth needs.

How Can We Help You Grow

Here’s just a few of the ways we’ll support your business:


Business Planning, Strategy and Continuity

(e.g. workforce planning, risk management, new products, new markets, new opportunities, operational improvements)


Digital Marketing

(e.g. digital marketing strategy, website strategy)


Financial Planning and Cashflow Management

(e.g. budgeting, forecasting, scenario planning)


Digital Enablement

(e.g. digital productivity, client interaction strategy, operational digitisation, cyber security)


Marketing Advice

(e.g. marketing strategies, value proposition development)







About Activate Tāmaki Makaurau

Existing Auckland businesses with 100 employees or fewer who are affected by COVID-19 restrictions can apply for a share of the government’s 60-million dollar Activate Tāmaki Makaurau support program

It’s been designed by the New Zealand government as a way of connecting Auckland businesses with business support and resources. BYBNZ is proud to be a partner and registered Activate service provider.

We’re able to help you with the following:

  • Business advice Support – (up to $3,000 + GST and we’ll match this!)
  • Implementation Grant – (up to $4,000 + GST and we’ll match this!)
  • First Steps – Health and Wellbeing support (free)
  • Business resources (free)


Getting Started Is Easy To Access The Grant Today!

Here are the 3 easy steps to get you up and running…


Step 1

Fill In the Form below by clicking getting started and we will make sure your business qualifies

Step 2

We will book a call to discuss our services and how we can best help you and your business. We’ll prepare a proposal that suits the funding requirements and submit it for approval. To add extra help, we will match the Government Grant funds with Our Own Grant dollar for dollar on services. Basically get double the help!

Step 3

Once approved and signed, we’ll work together on your identified needs and program goals. Once the Activate services have been delivered and you’re satisfied Auckland Unlimited will pay us directly.


Frequently Asked Questions


What is Activate Tāmaki Makaurau

Activate Tāmaki Makaurau is the delivery programme for the business advice and mental health support for Auckland businesses announced by the Minister of Finance and the Minister of Small Business. This is led through Auckland Unlimited as the Regional Business Partner in the Auckland region, and supported by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Auckland Unlimited will coordinate the wider Auckland business support network in a collective approach to reach Auckland’s diverse business community, including Māori and Pacific businesses.

I've accessed other government funding, can I still apply?

Yes. Eligible businesses can register and apply for Activate Tāmaki Makaurau Business Advice, Implementation Grants, Health and Wellbeing Support and/or Business Community Resources even if they have accessed previous government funding such as the Wage Subsidy, Resurgence Payment or Regional Business Partner Network support.

How much funding is available for Auckland businesses and is it guaranteed?

Activate Tāmaki Makaurau funding is limited and not guaranteed until businesses have

(1) successfully registered,
(2) requested a proposal/quote from a service provider,
(3) approved their proposal/quote, and
(4) had their funding application approved.

Is there a fee for applying?

No. There are no fees for businesses applying for Activate Tāmaki Makaurau, a fully government-funded economic support package for Auckland businesses.

Is this a cash payment?

No, this is not a cash payment. Activate Tāmaki Makaurau pays for specific services, for business advice and/or implementing business advice. The Resurgence Support Payment and Wage Subsidy Scheme are more suitable for businesses’ cashflow concerns.


Ready to get started?

To get started, or for further information and assistance with the Activate process, please use
the contact form below. We’re here for you and your business during these challenging times!