Business Conference

GOT A QUESTION?

Answers to Common Questions for Businesses

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CLOSING THE GAPS?

We're always happy to talk through the options for your business. You can contact us by phone on 021 327 611 or email us: closingthegaps@goredc.govt.nz.

HOW DO I KNOW IF MY BUSINESS IS ELIGIBLE FOR MTFJ FUNDING?

There are criteria to meet but please have a chat to us so we can discuss the opportunities for your business.

HOW DO I GO ABOUT GETTING THE FUNDING?

First of all, have a chat to our Closing the Gaps coordinator about what you're hoping to achieve and how you're planning to use the funding.

You'll then need to fill out our application form and email it back to us. It usually takes a few days for us to let you know how you've got on with your application.

WHAT DO I NEED TO PROVIDE WITH MY FUNDING APPLICATION?

You'll need to provide us with a signed copy of the employee contract as well as an invoice for the amount of funding required, exclusive of GST. This invoice needs to be made out to Gore District Council.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO ONCE I RECEIVE THE FUNDING?

We will ask you to provide us with invoices/receipts as proof of spending. We do not need you to show us evidence of providing wage subsidies on payslips.

WHAT OTHER FUNDING CAN I ACCESS TO SUPPORT HIRING?

As well as Closing the Gaps, there are other funding opportunities to support hiring staff. Visit the links here.

Apprenticeship Boost

Flexiwage

Mana in Mahi

HOW CAN I ADVERTISE MY JOB VACANCY?

There's a job board on this website where you can list your job for free if you send us all the details. We administer this site and keep it regularly updated. You can also advertise through the usual channels ie SEEK, Trade Me and local media such as newspapers and radio. We put jobs advertised on these sites on our jobs board as well, so there's one central place to visit to see jobs available in Gore District.

IF I RECEIVE CLOSING THE GAPS FUNDING WILL I NEED TO PAY IT BACK?

No, provided you are meeting the Closing the Gaps criteria.

Have another question? Get in touch and we'll be happy to help.