Disaster Recovery Grants Now Open

Applications for Cyclone Gabrielle business recovery grants are now open says David Templeton from Northland Inc.


If you own a business in Taitokerau Northland and your cashflow has been affected as a result of Cyclone Gabrielle, you can apply for support to help you recover.

Grants of between $5,000 – $40,000 are available to businesses in the Taitokerau Northland region who have been impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle.

The grants are to help you with any immediate cash flow related needs and position you for a successful recovery.


You can apply if you are self-employed, a sole trader, or an employer (with up to 50 FTE’s)

You must also meet these criteria:

  • You’re facing significant cashflow issues due to continued challenges with customer access, ability to source stock, supply chain issues, inability to operate as usual due to the physical damage to equipment or premises, or delays in insurance assessment and repairs.
  • Your business is otherwise viable both before and after the flooding.
  • You are not receiving any funding from the Ministry for Primary Industries recovery fund.
  • You commit to acting in line with employment law and with due regard to your employees.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Cyclone Gabrielle Business Recovery Grant, other help could be available to you:

  1. Whangarei Mayoral Relief Fund
  2. Kaipara Mayoral Relief Fund
  3. First Steps: Mental Health Wellbeing support packages for Nationwide Businesses impacted by recent weather events.
  4. Te Puni Kōkiri: $9 million will be distributed through their Māori Development Fund to provide:
  • Capacity support such as relief staffing, clean-up expenses, generators and communication equipment
  • Recovery planning and co-ordination costs
  • Marae infrastructure and support costs such as securing temporary storage for taonga and food.
    Contact your local Te Puni Kōkiri office for application: Whakapā mai (tpk.govt.nz)
  1. Foundation North Quick Response Grant


Applications are now open. If you think you are eligible, please follow the link below to the full application form.

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