Building strong communities through economic growth

Funding available to help kick-start your business idea

North King Country Development Trust supports initiatives that will improve the economic wellbeing of the North King Country, including establishing new businesses, increasing the number of jobs, attracting new residents to the region, and creating strong communities.

The Trust makes available funding assistance for:
  • Business Mentoring and advice
  • Product development and commercialisation
  • Start-up Funding (seed money)
  • Funding equity for new business

A kick-start for our business

The interest-free loan from North King Country Development
Trust allowed us to provide high speed internet connections to
the local business and residential community
allowing business to grow and homeowners to have
an affordable wireless connection.
Jeremy - Wireless Dynamics/PC Soft Ltd, Te Kuiti

Getting an idea
off the ground

Approaching North King Country
Development Trust was basically the
easiest thing I've done in my life
- where I received free-mentoring.
I wouldn't be where I am today
- building something for my
family's future, without
their help and encouragement.
James - Marshall Electrical Ltd, Te Kuiti

Got an idea, want to get it off the ground?

Easy! Fill out the online application form and we'll be in touch and see how
North King Country Development Trust can make that idea a reality.
If you're struggling with the online form or just need a little more information, please email - including your contact phone number and we'll touch base as soon as we can.

Growing and developing our business

Funding provided by North King Country Development Trust 
allowed us to research and develop our product, creating
a larger client base and focusing on our business and
growing it. The process of applying for funding was simple
and really good exercise to do it for the business.
Laver Marine, Te Kuiti

Creating value in an idea

Everyone has a great idea, however to take
it to the next level, develop a business plan,
create some strategy and value in an idea can be
daunting and people don't always know what the next step is.
North King Country Development Trust provided
mentoring around our Kawakawa Tea idea and
pointed us in the right direction.
Kyle Barnes, Te Ana Valley Estate 

Who can apply for funding from North King Country Development Trust?

To be eligible for funding assistance from North King Country Development Trust, applicants must operate within the area identified as the North King Country (see our map to ensure you're within the boundaries) and where available, be able to present a business plan, and/or annual financial statements and reports from your accountancy firm.

Those applying for funding must be able to demonstrate their contribution to North King Country by:

  1. Promoting the economic development of the district  
  2. Helping with the establishment of new jobs 
  3. Increasing business activity  
  4. Promoting the area as an attractive place to live and do business

What's the criterias for funding from North King Country Development Trust?


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