Amplify strengthens the foundations that enable businesses to thrive.
Our quarterly Amplify grants, of up to $4000 each are for businesses and organisations in the Whanganui rohe. Each grant is intended to help boost your business and make your work resilient.
All businesses and organisations are eligible, including those with a focus on Whanganui’s high-growth sectors:
- advanced manufacturing and logistics
- agri-business/primary industries
- creative industries
What gets funded?
Amplify grants are one-off payments of up to $4000 for a project or initiative that will boost or sustain your business or organisation. This might look like:
- New ticketing or telecommunications system
- Facility expansion
- Purchasing specialist equipment
- Website development or business software
- Expanding into export markets
- Product/service innovation
- Brand awareness and growth
We want your business to thrive and do good things for our city.
We are looking for applicants that can demonstrate a resilient and productive future for their business or organisation – and one that contributes to the growth and well-being of Whanganui.
Go ahead and share your vision with us and how it will contribute to creating a prosperous local economy we all love to live in.
Amplify grants have been offered quarterly since November 2022. The current round will be the fourth and final round of Amplify grants in 2023. Scroll down or read our press release for more information.
Applications for this final quarter have now closed.
What’s next for Amplify?
Although this is the final round of awarding Amplify in the form of grants, there will be more opportunities for local businesses to benefit from new Amplify programmes in the future.
Amplify will return with opportunities to improve your staff’s skills, your technological capability, or your connections within the business community. Connect with us also to watch out for opportunities to access Amplify scholarships and training programmes. We want Amplify to help businesses realise their potential in multiple ways.
Terms & Conditions
Amplify will be awarded four x per year. Each grant will be of an amount up to $4,000
Amplify applicants must have been in business for one year (minimum)
Businesses applying for Amplify must be based in the Whanganui region
Applicant is not required to be GST registered however if registered for GST, the application must include all costs as GST exclusive
Amplify applications must include a budget with quotes for the requested item
Amplify winners must use their grant in accordance with their funding application
Amplify cannot be used for infrastructure that is related to repairs and maintenance
Amplify cannot be used to support volunteers, labour, wages or salaries, debt servicing or repayment, medical expenses or public services (education, health, etc)
Amplify cannot be used for retrospective business investments (e.g., already purchased equipment)
Amplify cannot be used to support political parties or lobby groups
Amplify winner’s consent to Whanganui & Partners using their name and photo for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation
Applications stay live for 12 months until September 22 2023, and will be automatically considered in each quarterly round. New information can be submitted if circumstances change
Businesses can make one application per year. An individual who owns more than one business is eligible to submit one application per business
Amplify winners (the business) can only win once per year (12-month period)
Applications will be assessed by a judging panel. Whanganui & Partners has final discretion over all winners
The grants will be awarded at Whanganui & Partners’ office in the Innovation Quarter at the assessors’ discretion
Amplify grants are not transferable
Whanganui & Partners staff, board, and immediate family are not eligible
Whanganui & Partners reserves the right to change the Terms & Conditions
As a local authority under the Public Records Act 2005 (PRA), all W&P staff are required to create and maintain full and accurate records of business activities, which can then be requested via an official request for information under the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act (LGOIMA)