Businesses across Auckland can now apply for the Back to Work grants, which are part of the Government’s $5 million support package. Eligible businesses must have no less than one employee and no more than 20, have been directly impacted by flooding and face significant cashflow issues due to customer access, stock levels, damages or insurance delays.
There are three categories of grants: Up to $5,000 for red or yellow stickered businesses, up to $2,000 for other businesses that can demonstrate significant need or $750 by declaration based on demonstration of a moderate level of need.
“After the Government announcement of a $5 million package of emergency support to help businesses significantly affected by the recent flooding in Auckland, the Auckland Business Chamber quickly operationalised the Back to Work grants, with support of the Tāmaki Makaurau Business network,” said Auckland Business Chamber Chief Executive Simon Bridges.
"The Back to Work grants will not be a substitute for insurance or compensation for all commercial losses a business has suffered from the recent flooding. They are designed to help small business get back on their feet sooner, stronger.”
Applications are on the aucklandchamber.co.nz website or can be made via phone on 0800 005 605.