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Funding Round Opens for Local Event Organisers Funding Round Opens for Local Event Organisers

The August round of the Waimakariri Event Fund has opened, with local event organisers encouraged to apply for up to $5,000 towards the cost of their event. The Waimakariri Event Fund is a contestable fund that is provided by the Waimakariri District Council, managed by Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) and administered by Visit Waimakariri. Applications open for the months of March and August each year, with a total annual funding pool of $30,000 per year. However, ...
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North Canterbury Business Opinion Survey Highlights Impact of Covid-19 North Canterbury Business Opinion Survey Highlights Impact of Covid-19

The impact of Covid-19 on North Canterbury businesses is starting to become apparent, with the latest North Canterbury Business Opinion Survey showing redundancies, business closure forecasts and a drop in business confidence. The survey, conducted during Alert Level 2 in May, included 154 businesses from the Waimakariri and Hurunui districts. Of those surveyed, 74% of businesses said they expect the general business situation in New Zealand to deteriorate over the next six months and 6% ...
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ENC Announces Professional Services Grant ENC Announces Professional Services Grant

Small to medium North Canterbury businesses experiencing negative impacts due to COVID-19 can now apply for funding to access professional accounting services for cashflow forecasting advice and support. The Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) Professional Services Grant will provide $400 towards the cost of cashflow forecasting advice from local professional accounting firms. In addition, businesses that engage one of ENC’s Professional Service Partners to carry out the services will receive an additional $400 worth of support ...
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North Canterbury F&B Producers Invited to Register on New Directory North Canterbury F&B Producers Invited to Register on New Directory

Enterprise North Canterbury is inviting all food and beverage producers in the Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikoura districts to register their business on the new North Canterbury Food & Beverage Directory to help connect the community with local products.  The directory will initially be published on the Enterprise North Canterbury website, and will start with promoting businesses that are operational during the Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown – primarily growers, producers and some manufacturers. Following the lockdown, ...
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North Canterbury Business Connecting Students to Literacy Program During Lockdown North Canterbury Business Connecting Students to Literacy Program During Lockdown

A North Canterbury educational resource provider is aiming to provide a free login to its literacy development program to every school-aged child in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown. The Learning Staircase, based in Rangiora, designs and retails top quality educational resources and software for learners of all ages including adults and learners with specific learning disabilities. Their StepsWeb online program lets learners improve their literacy, vocabulary, comprehension and verbal reasoning via research-based tools, games ...

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