Note: Applications to this fund are now closed. Successful applicants will be contacted with a letter of confirmation and declaration for signing.
This fund is for businesses that suffered a substantiated and significant revenue drop during the COVID-19 vaccine anti-mandate Parliamentary occupation and blockade 6 February 2022 – 2 March 2022.
Dependant on circumstance, businesses will be eligible for a maximum of $30,000 as a one-off payment.
Parliament Occupation Business Relief Fund grant list (701KB PDF)
Fund focus areas
Fund provided must be used to re-establish business viability through means such as
- fixed costs
- operating costs (including wages and associated staff costs,
- debt incurred as a direct result of loss of revenue/income during protest
Businesses must be viable and ongoing and suffered a substantiated and significant revenue drop caused by the COVID-19 vaccine anti-mandate Parliamentary occupation and blockades 6 February 2022 – 2 March 2022.
- Applicants must be businesses of the Wellington City (rate paying area) primarily located in the Parliamentary Precinct area and neighbouring businesses.
- Businesses need to show evidence of at least a 50 percent drop in revenue 6 February 2022 – 2 March 2022.
- Pays employees at least minimum wage.
- Provides a significant source of income to the business owner.
- Has no other options available, including insurance.
- Businesses will be required to provide proof of accounts to support the above requirements.
Ineligible use of this fund
- Financing start-ups
- Funding will not be available to cover insured losses.
Affected revenue period: 6 February 2022 – 2 March 2022
To work out a drop in revenue compare revenue for the month of February 2022 (during the protest) to the month of February 2021.
Brenda Taylor - Funding and Partnerships Advisor