COVID-19: Where Affected Businesses Can Get Help

COVID-19 is quickly impacting the whole world—from nationwide lockdowns and travel restrictions to employees working from home and businesses closing down.

If your business is struggling in the new economic climate and circumstances caused by the virus, it is advised to get help as soon as possible.


NZ Government Financial Support

The New Zealand government, headed by the Finance Minister Grant Robertson, has outlined a $12.9 billion package to support businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. The package includes:

  • subsidies for wages,
  • leave and self-isolation support,
  • business tax changes to free up tax flows,
  • support for Maori communities and businesses, and more.

(More info: treasury.govt.nz)

To apply for COVID-19 employer support, head over to Work and Income or call 0800 40 80 40 if you have any questions or require additional information.


Facebook Grants for Small Businesses

Facebook is offering 100 million USD in cash and ad credits to 30,000 eligible businesses that are facing disruptions due to the virus. The social media platform giant will be taking applications in the coming weeks. For now, sign up to get updates on their Grants Program page.

Get support for businesses in Australia.

Get support for businesses in the USA.

Rachel Matela

Rachel is a Filipino Kiwi with a passion for the arts. Having graduated with an Arts Degree in English from UoA, she found writing work at PureSEO as a Junior Copywriter and quickly moved on to the role of Editor. In her spare time, she reads Austen and teaches dance classes in the weekend.

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