COVID-19 Business Advisory

As part of its COVID-19 business support initiative, the New Zealand Government has allocated additional $40 million of funding to support businesses via the Regional Business Partners Network COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund.


Eligible business owners can access up to $5,000 per business from the COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund.

Depending on business needs, funding can be used with a range of registered service providers

Leverage are an approved RBP professional services provider and eligible businesses can access our COVID-19 Support

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COVID-19 Advisory Funding

The COVID-19 assistance available through the RBP program is the provision of up to $5,000 to offset professional service costs in relation to:

  • HR & Employee Relations and Legal 
  • Financial and Cashflow Management 
  • Health and Wellness 
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Marketing Strategy 
  • Digital Enablement Strategy

To be eligible, you must:

  • have undergone a brief assessment with an approved RBP Growth Advisor
  • employ up to 100 staff 
  • be registered for GST in New Zealand
  • be operating a commercial enterprise.

It is important to note that approval is not automatic, but the clear intention from the Government is to get support to businesses promptly.

Details of the RBP Program can be found on their website

Provider eligibility:

LEVERAGE is an approved RBP provider and is passionate about helping our clients navigate these challenging times and thrive in the future.


Our one-to-one interactive workshops have been designed to assist businesses in understanding the different strategies and tools to manage their business finances, cashflows, digital enablement and business sustainability through and past the COVID-19 pandemic.


To find out if you are eligible for funding and learn more about LEVERAGE’s COVID-19 Business Continuity Planning workshop, please connect  or view our service offerings at Regional business Partners.

How does it work?

The first step to accessing COVID-19 Business Advisory Funding is to register with the Regional Business Partner Network. If you have already done this, contact your existing Business Growth Manager for more information.

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