Activate Your Business

Apply for an Activate Tamaki Makaurau Grant and get up to $7,000+GST

New Zealand Government is dedicated to supporting businesses like yours during these difficult times. The Bluelight agency is a registered service provider under the Activate Tāmaki Makaurau initiative, and offers marketing support to existing and new clients.

NOTE: Businesses must operate within the Auckland alert level 3 boundary to be eligible to access Business Advice and/or an Implementation Grant. See eligibility criteria.

Under this program we offer the following services:

  • Marketing Advice
  • Digital Marketing Advice
  • Implementation of Digital Marketing Plan
  • Digital Enablement Advice
  • Implementation of Digital Enablement Plan

How does it work?

1. Business Advice

Auckland businesses can apply for up to $3,000 + GST through Business Advice Support. This includes access to expert consultation and strategy sessions related to Digital Marketing and Digital Enablement.

2. Implementation Grant

Auckland businesses can apply for up to $4,000 + GST based on the Advice they receive. This grant will pay for services to implement your business advice or marketing plan. These services may include website development, e-commerce, Google Ad campaigns, SEO campaigns, Analytics setup and more.

How do I apply?

1. Business Advice Funding

1. Click here apply for the Business Advice funding

2. You will be asked if you have a preferred supplier, select BLUELIGHT LIMITED.

3. Select ‘Digital Marketing Advice’ or ‘Digital Enablement Advice’

4. You will be asked ‘how will the service benefit your business’. Describe what problem you are facing and how we can help E.g. “We need more enquiries and phone calls, so we need to improve our website visibility with an effective digital marketing plan.”

2. Implementation Grant

1. Click here to apply for the Implementation Grant

2. To apply for the Implementation Grant you need to have a service provider to work with, so please include BLUELIGHT LIMITED here. If you leave blank your application will be rejected!

3. Under What areas of support would you like to apply for select either ‘Implementation of Digital Marketing Plan’ or ‘Implementation of Digital Enablement Plan’.

4. When asked ‘how will the service benefit your business’, in your own words describe what problem you are facing and how the support will help. E.g, “Our website needs a revamp or overhaul”

Request a proposal

Once you have registered for the Business Advice or Implementation Grant, and are logged in, go to the ‘My AU Referrals’ section, click on your referral and select “request a proposal”. We will get notification and we will get in touch to discuss your requirements and then submit a proposal on your behalf for funding.

Implement the Marketing services

Once the proposal is approved and we have received a contract to sign – we can start our work. When the services have been delivered, Auckland Unlimited will get in touch to check you are satisfied. They then pay us directly.

If you need any further help just get in touch with us using the online form below and we can walk you through the entire process. We are dedicated to help you business thrive during these difficult times.

Or click Apply Now to get started.

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