COVID-19 Business Advisory Fund Information 


The Government has allocated additional $40 million of funding to support businesses as they recover from the impact of Covid-19. The Business Advisory Fund has been provided by government to enable businesses to access expert advice and support which is being administered through the Regional Business Partner Network. Business owners can access up to $5,000 excl. GST per business from the Business Advisory Fund. Ashton Wheelans is a fully registered service provider under this fund.

How to register your Business:

Step 1 - Register on the Regional Business Partner (RBP) website, click here
Step 2 - A RBP Growth Advisor will contact you to assess your needs and eligibility for funding

Eligibility Criteria:

Your business must -

  • Have undergone an assessment with a Regional Business Partner Growth Advisor
  • Have fewer than 100 full time equivalent employees, and
  • Be GST registered in New Zealand, and
  • Have a New Zealand Business Number, and
  • Be operating in a commercial environment; and
  • Be a privately-owned business or are a Māori Trust or incorporation under the Te Ture Whenua Māori Act 1993 or similar organisation managing Māori assets under multiple ownership.

Non-eligible Organisations:

Charitable trusts
Incorporated societies

Specific areas we can assist you with extend to:

  • Budgeting, Forecasting and Cash Flow Planning
  • Costing & Pricing
  • Scenario Analysis & ‘What-if’ Forecasting
  • Competitive Advantage/Opportunity Analysis
  • Targets & KPI setting
  • Action & Operational Plans
  • Understanding your Financial Reports and Ratios
  • Tax planning
  • Credit & Debt Management