COVID-19 Business Support

Support for Southland businesses in response to COVID-19

Connecting your business with the right people, information and resources to respond to COVID-19 challenges and plan for the future.


COVID-19 Advisory Funding

Administered through the Regional Business Partner Network, the COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund helps businesses access up to $5,000, or $10,000 if they are a tourism business, to receive expert advice and support 

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R&D Loan Scheme

Businesses with R&D funding impacted by COVID-19 may be able to apply for an R&D loan of up to $400,000 under Callaghan Innovation’s R&D Loan Scheme.

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Resources for your business

We have collated links, tools and resources under the following sections to help your business navigate the evolving impacts of COVID-19. 

Wellbeing support

Government support packages 

People Management resources

Business planning and finance information

Great South business services 



COVID-19 Business Helpline

If you have questions about government support, the wage subsidy, the Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme, business cash flow and tax measures or business debt, the COVID-19 Business helpline is available for you. 

South Island – 0800 505 096



The resources on this page contain links to other websites. Great South takes no responsibility for the information published on these sites and at the time of publication, had identified this as being a useful resource for business in response to COVID-19.

Resources for your business

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COVID-19 Advisory Fund

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Mentoring support

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COVID-19 Business Support

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Research & Development assistance

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Business Mentoring

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Capability Building

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