We’re committed to supporting our region’s businesses and industries to thrive because we know a healthy economy is integral to the wellbeing of our people.

The Trust provides business support, sector investment and regional leadership in our role as Economic Development Agency for Tairāwhiti. Our team can work with you on your business growth journey and provide useful resources and connections to help take your business to the next level.

Business growth

The Trust’s business growth team is passionate about helping small to medium businesses achieve their potential.

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Direct investment

The Trust is investing directly into key areas where Tairāwhiti has sustainable advantages.

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Feasibility Fund and Direct Investment proposals

The Trust’s Feasibility Fund enables research to assess the viability and potential success of projects that aspire to benefit communities and economic growth in Tairāwhiti. We also consider direct investment opportunities that align with our strategic priorities and will lead to transformational outcomes for Tairāwhiti.

Please ensure you thoroughly read the fund guidelines relevant to your application and have all supporting information prepared as this form must be completed and submitted in one session.

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