Business start up grants

Marama H A made this Official Information request to Ministry of Social Development

The request was refused by Ministry of Social Development.

From: Marama H A

Dear Ministry of Social Development,
I would like to know if you have business start up grants for those who are on the unemployment benefit. We have applied to various lending institutions without success because they see a failure to repay any loans made by them. I have been advised by MSD that if we may apply for a grant if we have been turned down from lenders.

Yours faithfully,

M N Anderson

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From: Chris O'Grady
Ministry of Social Development

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Dear M N Anderson


Thank you for your email about what assistance the Ministry of Social
Development can provide to someone who wants to start up a business.


We may be able to provide financial help if you meet certain criteria. 
Here is a link to information on the Work and Income website which may be
of help:




If you would like to talk to someone about how we can help then please
call us on 0800 559 009.


Yours faithfully


The Ministry of Social Development

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We help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and

Ko ta mātou he whakamana tangata kia tū haumaru, kia tū kaha, kia tū


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