Your business can flourish with Amplify, Whanganui & Partners' grant to help you take the next step.

Amplify strengthens the foundations that enable businesses to thrive.

These contestable grants for $4000 each are open to all businesses in the Whanganui rohe. The grant supports what you need behind the scenes to make your work resilient. All businesses are eligible with a focus on the following:


  • agri-business
  • creative
  • high-growth


What gets funded?

Amplify Grants are one-off payments of up to $4,000 for projects that will boost or sustain your business or organisation. This might look like: 


  • A new ticketing system 
  • A website upgrade 
  • Upgrading your facilities 
  • Purchasing specialist equipment 
  • Other behind-the-scenes support that will amplify what you do 


Amplify grants are offered quarterly. Applications for this quarter close at 5pm on March 3, 2023.



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Terms & conditions

  • Amplify will be awarded 4x per year. Each grant will be of an amount up to $4000
  • Amplify applicants must have been in business for 1 year (minimum)
  • Businesses applying for Amplify must be based in 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 winners consent to Whanganui & Partners using their name and photo for advertising and publicity purposes without further compensation
  • Applications stay live for 12 months
  • 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 panel including external assessors and Whanganui & Partners representatives. Whanganui & Partners has final discretion over all winners
  • All prizes will be awarded at Whanganui & Partners’ office in the Innovation Quarter at the assessors’ discretion and are not transferable
  • Whanganui & Partners staff, board and immediate family are not eligible
  • Whanganui & Partners reserves the right to change the Terms & Conditions


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About Whanganui & Partners

We work to promote Whanganui as a destination to live, visit, work, study and invest. Our activities also include supporting new and existing businesses, bringing events to Whanganui and providing the latest economic data, analysis and commentary on the Whanganui district.

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Our relationships form an intrinsic part of our culture and how we work as an organisation. Along with our partners, we help with the facilitation of guidance or expertise. We lead in consultation with a range of partners and stakeholders and work with them to realise the full potential of Whanganui.

Our partnerships lead to better outcomes for our businesses and community.

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