Government announces $10m for RBP Programme.
The Government has just announced a $10m investment to support small and medium tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19 to get expert advice.
Funding from the Tourism Transitions Programme will be provided to the Regional Business Partners (RBP) network which will in turn link businesses to professional advice, at no cost.
DWC Capability and Growth Manager Fiona Hill, who looks after the RBP programme for the West Coast, says tourism businesses impacted by Covid-19 may be eligible for up to $5,000 worth of advice and expertise.
“This could include advice from marketing experts, financial advisers or other business experts about the best way forward including strategic planning advice, adapting their marketing strategy and re-targeting towards the domestic market”.
Tourism businesses impacted by COVID-19 looking to access this funding should first register their business on the RBP network (https://covid19.nzte.govt.nz/page/regional-business-partner-network).