NZTE Capability Development Vouchers

If you have aspirations to grow your business you might also be eligible for an NZTE (New Zealand Trade and Enterprise) Capability Development Voucher, which is offered through the Regional Business Partners network.

NZTE Capability Development Vouchers are available to businesses to use as partial payment towards the cost of capability development and training in the following areas:

  • business planning
  • business systems
  • business sustainability
  • capital raising
  • export
  • finance
  • governance
  • lean manufacturing / business operations
  • managing resources
  • marketing.
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Up to $5000 is available per year to go towards 50% of the cost of developing the management capability of your business.
This funding is available through NZTE (New Zealand Trade and Enterprise) for businesses with 50 or less staff.
A number of Activate services are eligible for this funding – see below for details.


Is your business eligible?

To be eligible for a voucher a business must:

  • be operating with 50 or fewer FTEs
  • be GST registered in New Zealand
  • be operating in a commercial environment – i.e. you’re currently trading
  • 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 Business Partner.

Business should also:

  • have the potential and desire to grow
  • demonstrate commitment to improving management capability: indicators of commitment include seeking advice, working through the assessment process, and a willingness to co-fund and commit time to capability-building activities
  • have an identified gap in its capability that can be addressed through management capability building and training.

Activate services eligible for NZTE funding

For Owner Operators and Managers:
For Owner Managers:
For All Managers:

How do I apply?

To receive a Capability Development Voucher, businesses must register on the Regional Business Partners website.

This website has been especially developed for the programme.

Before you register we suggest you talk to your local Regional Business Partner.  Find your local Regional Business Partner.

Applying is a simple process:
  1. Register your business online
  2. Complete the online questionnaire
  3. Meet with a Regional Business Partner to discuss your application

If you would like help to apply for funding, contact us

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