More details have been revealed regarding the support package for Auckland businesses affected by alert level restrictions, announced by the Government last month on Friday 22 October. Activate Tāmaki Makaurau (ATM) is a network platform set up to connect Auckland businesses with that support.


Business Advice – Applications closed as at 17 February 2022

Business Advice includes access to expert advice, strategy, and planning to businesses in the Auckland region. This will enable businesses to address their most immediate challenges, like changing target markets and developing fresh marketing strategies, creating a digital media plan, financial planning and cashflow management, or overall business management, continuity, and strategy.

You can access advice if you are considering hibernating or closing your business or are looking to scale. The advice should lead to a plan to overcome challenges and/or identify opportunities and map out the scope of the work required to achieve the plan. Auckland businesses can apply for up to $3000 + GST through Business Advice support.


Implementation Grant – Applications open 1 Dec 2021

Eligible businesses can apply for an Implementation Grant to help implement an existing business plan or to execute a plan based on the Business Advice received. This grant will give many Auckland businesses the funds to begin putting their business plan into action, in one of the available service categories. Auckland businesses can apply for up to $4000 + GST for an Implementation Grant.

This is not a cash payment. An Implementation Grant will pay for specific services to put your business advice or plan into action. The Resurgence Support Payment and Wage Subsidy Scheme are more suitable for businesses’ cashflow concerns.

For more details regarding eligibility for both grants please see the link below
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Business Community Resources – Accessible Now

The platform currently provides members a plethora of useful information, checklists, handbooks and essential tools. These serve to assist Auckland businesses in navigating and operating while building resilience in the current economic environment – as Auckland transitions out of lockdown. This support could help secure the future of your business. Consider what support is right for your business now, and what will help your business most over the coming months.


Health & Wellbeing Support – Accessible Now

This package, under the programme “First Steps”, provides access to health and wellbeing support tailored to the many business owners across Tāmaki Makaurau that are feeling overwhelmed, isolated and under pressure from the mental and emotional impact of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions.

You can access this support via First Step’s website
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The sign-up process is relatively quick and easy. So, don’t miss out and join the Activate Tāmaki Makaurau Business Community today!
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Alternative ways if you interested in accessing this support and want to learn more, please either:

1. Contact the COVID-19 Business Helpline on 0800 500 36 or
2. Email your enquiries to


We, Achieve Chartered Accountants are also a registered ATM service provider.

You may also contact our team if you are an Auckland business that would like to know more in how you or your business can be supported


Get in touch with us

Phone: 09 600 1886
Mobile: 027 654 9517