NZTE Funding

This is an excellent scheme that supports SME businesses to develop their business management capability. We encourage you to find out if your business can benefit from this scheme.

NZTE Capability Development Vouchers

If you have aspiratons to grow your business you may be eligible for an NZTE Capability Development Voucher.
NZTE Capability Development Vouchers are available to businesses to use as partial payment towards the cost of capability development training.

Activate provides the following services that are registered for the NZTE Capability Development Voucher Scheme:


Understand and harness the potential of your people.

IgniteTM is individual and team profiling to understand the motivation and potential of your people.

Profiling gives you insight into your team to ensure you have the right people in the right place, and you manage them in the way that brings out their best.

Profiling can help with recruiting, team building, succession planning, improving performance and managing confidently.

More about IgniteTM

Ensure your business can thrive with or without you

ThriveTM will help you make the necessary changes to increase the profitability, quality and longevity of your business.

We work with you and your team to: clarify your strategy, implement effective systems and build your leadership team.

More about ThriveTM


Learn proven management techniques and tools

Grow your management toolkit by learning new tools and techniques to achieve more.

LearnTM in-house workshops are practical and hands-on so you can develop your skill in using these tools in your own business.

We have LearnTM workshops for the full range of management areas, e.g. strategic planning, leadership, employee management, KPIs and systems. They can be sliced and diced to suit your needs.

More about LearnTM

Is your business eligible to access a Capability Development Voucher?

Regional Business Partners assess local businesses to determine what their needs are, and assist them with a plan to help them develop, grow and innovate.

To be eligible for a voucher a business must be:

  • Operating with 50 or less FTEs, be GST registered in New Zealand,
  • Be privately owned or a Maori Trust or Incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 or similar organisation managing Maori assets under multiple ownership,
  • Have undergone assessment by a Regional Busines Partner.

Businesses should also:

  • Be exporting, have export potential, be involved in the export supply chain or have the potential to contribute to economic growth in the region.
  • Demonstrate commitment to improving management capability.
  • Have an identified gap in capability that can be addressed through management capability building and training.
  • To receive a Capability Development Voucher, a business must be registered on the Accelerate Success website.


Capability Development Vouchers are used to co-fund training and capability development up to a maximum of $5,000 per yer per business. The business must pay at least half of the training costs.

For more information on the NZTE Capability Development Voucher scheme or find your local Regional Business Partner here.

Alternatively contact us and we will put you in touch with your nearest assessor.

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