Any private sector firm that has been operating for at least 2 years and is currently in the area served by Top Energy’s network from Hukerenui in the south to Cape Reinga in the north, can pitch for financial support on any idea or initiative that helps grow and diversify the local economy. For example, it could be new product innovation, marketing initiative, an export promotion programme or a value-added opportunity.

This is a competitive grant. A judging panel will decide whether submissions in Stage 1 qualify and will then invite those winning submissions to enter into Stage 2. In the event that the judging panel decides that there are no suitable submissions, Top Energy reserves its right not to award a grant. Top Energy also reserves its right to split a single $30,000 grant between several winning submissions. Download the Stage 1 application form here.

Q4 Stage 1 Submission Dates

Entries Open

Monday 11 September 2023

Entry Deadline

Friday 6 October 2023

Stage 2 Finalists notified

Tuesday 17 October 2023

Q4 Stage 2 Submission Dates (Finalists)

Entry Deadline

Monday 13 November 2023

Winner Announced

Friday 24 November 2023

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