ABOUT THE GRANTS

THERE ARE TWO LEVELS OF
BUSINESS FUNDING APPLICATIONS:

SMALL BUSINESS
GRANT ROUND

BUSINESS GROWTH AND
JOB CREATION FUNDING

SWIFT is committed and passionate about helping our community grow and prosper.

If you or your organisation have a project, new business, or idea that needs support, we may be able to help.

There are two levels of funding support, however all applications must meet at least one of the following criteria, if not all, to be considered:

  • Economic opportunities and/or development and revitalisation within the South Waikato District
  • Job creation and/or growth
  • Attraction of new business to the district and expansion of existing businesses in and/or for the benefit of the South Waikato District
  • Education and/or training initiatives

Small Business Grants are for funding up to $10k.

If you are in the Small Business Grant category please use the Small Business Grant Round Application Form.

Large funding grants relating to Business Growth and Job Creation are those over $10k.

For applications requiring a higher level of investment, please use the Business Growth and Job Creation Application Form.

SMALL BUSINESS
GRANT ROUND

Small Business Grants are for funding up to $10k.

If you are in the Small Business Grant category please use the Small Business Grant Round Application Form. A Small Business Grant funding round is currently underway and will run from Tuesday 7 August to 5pm on Friday 31 August.

BUSINESS GROWTH AND
JOB CREATION FUNDING

Large funding grants relating to Business Growth and Job Creation are those over $10k.

For applications requiring a higher level of investment, please use the Business Growth and Job Creation Application Form. Applications for this larger grant are open throughout the year.

APPLICATION PROCESS

AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE SWIFT AIMS TO INVEST IN BUSINESSES THAT OFFER:

SCALABILITY

that provides career prospects for employees

COMPLEXITY

in terms of adding value to commodity products

UNIQUENESS

to drive competitor advantage

SWIFT understands that smaller businesses may not have all these aspects fully in place. In this case SWIFT recommends you note this in the relevant section of the Application Form. All sections of the Application Form need to be completed or have some appropriate commentary if not applicable. When looking across all applications a range of factors will be considered including the business owners passion and commitment to get ahead.

On this basis the Application Forms request information that covers:

Commercial track record
– in terms of steady growth, development and business stability

People management track record
– in terms of recruitment, stability, training and professional development

Governance
– including business advisors, strategy and forecasts

SWIFT encourages everyone who wants to grow their business or who has a business idea that they want to discuss and develop to send in their application.

Considering business training?
If you believe that training and business coaching could be a good first step, we recommend you look at the Business Training pages of the SWIFT website.

VISIT BUSINESS TRAINING

Looking for more ideas?
You may also gain ideas by looking at the Case Studies page which we will be adding to over time. Subsidised business training is locally available.

VISIT CASE STUDIES

APPLICATION FORMS

The purpose of the SWIFT Funding Application Forms is to enable applicants to provide sufficient and comprehensive information to enable the SWIFT Trustees to consider how the Trust can provide funding support to specific requests.

SMALL BUSINESS
GRANT ROUND

BUSINESS GROWTH AND
JOB CREATION FUNDING

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