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

Tuesday 5 April 2022

Entry Deadline

Friday 29 April 2022

Stage 2 shortlist notified

Thursday 12 May 2022


Q4 Stage 2 Submission Dates

Entry Deadline

Tuesday 7 June 2022

Winner Announced

Monday 27 June 2022

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