A support package was announced by the New Zealand Government on Friday 22 October for Auckland businesses affected by alert level restrictions, as the country transitions to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework.
Due to the financial burden of lockdowns and COVID-19 protocols, Activate Tāmaki Makaurau provides Auckland businesses with expert advice and support to keep their businesses moving forward. The support package offers four types of support options for local businesses:
- Business Advice
- Implementation Grants
- Health & Wellbeing Support
- Business Community Resources
Business Advice and Implementation Grants would most likely be of interest to businesses seeking assistance to enhance their digital marketing. Business Advice can help you develop a marketing strategy and a digital media plan for your business, while an implementation grant can assist you in putting your business advice into action.
What Could You Use Your Activate Tāmaki Makaurau Funding For?
Businesses that have received this funding have been able to see vast improvements in their digital marketing and SEO. As a result of funding from this program, Auckland Web Design and Digital Marketing agency, digitalstream, has helped local businesses with the following:
- Google My Business: Have you optimized your Google My Business listing to give you maximum chance of appearing in local searches?
- SEO: Could you boost your Google ranking with better SEO?
- Social Media Plans: Have you ever had a professional social media plan prepared?
- Web Design: Are you interested in seeing how your website could look with a new design?
- Sales: Would you be interested in discussing how to get more leads and sales with digitalstream’s Managing Director?
How Much Funding is Available?
Activate Tāmaki Makaurau is experiencing high registration rates, and funding is limited. Currently, there are only 4250 – 4350 estimated new applications available for Implementation Grants. Though with over 2000 applications currently in progress, this figure is constantly dropping as new businesses are approved daily.
Before your business can receive funding, you must register on the portal, request a proposal from a service provider, and have your funding application approved via email. If you need assistance with the application process, contact your local registered service provider.
digitalstream is registered to provide Business Advice and Implementation Support with Activate Tamaki Makaurau. As a local digital marketing agency, they have helped many Auckland businesses access this funding so they can improve their digital marketing. If your business is eligible, get in touch with them today to learn more about the funding available, and how to apply.