About the Program
The BizGiver Grant is our way of giving back to the small business community who fuel our economy. Now is the time for Small Business to shine! Every quarter BizCover will grant the wish of one small business owner to help spark a new revenue stream or just make life a little easier.
We’re constantly blown away by the dedication, sacrifice and commitment these unsung heroes’ put into their work and the BizGiver Grant program aims to remove some of the simple barriers to growth that business owners face every day. We say, as long as a wish is invoiceable, it’s eligible, so whatever your wish is let us know and you may have your wish granted!
Key Entry Criteria
You must be a Small Business.
This means 20 or less employees. If you’re a one man band that’s also perfect.
You must have a valid NZ Company Number.
This is to make sure that you are an actual business. If you have a venture that hasn’t quite started we ask that you wait until you’ve gotten a NZ Company Number.
Wish for an item or service.
All wishes need to be for an actual product or service – anything that would help your business. We cannot give away cash.
While we only award one wish to the value of up to $2000, you can enter as many times as you’d like!
Some of Our Previous Winners
2022 winner counsellor Martin Sloman wished for a new computer which will allow him to “see” more people without the confines of unstable technology, especially important during the pandemic.
2021 winner Revelation Canterbury Sports used the grant to directly support the needs of the local rangatahi through a whānau ora approach to sport, unlike other clubs in the Christchurch region.
2020 winner Lyndy Young, owner of fabric and craft store Stitchbird, was able to purchase new furniture for her store, allowing her to better display her unique products in an attractive way.
2019 winner Kavita’s Kitchen received new large commercial pots, allowing Kavitas to double her batches of authentic and completely natural, handmade curry pastes.
“This will help with growth within the business and help keep my clients happy and engaged. It will help with my expansion plans as I will have more equipment to provide to my employees for the classes they will run in the new locations.”
“I’m going to spend some of the money on those which will help yoga become even more accessible and available to people who may have felt they weren’t young enough, fit enough or flexible enough to do yoga before.”