Access government funding for your PR activity

Salt & Pepper has been a fully accredited Regional Business Partners provider since 2012. If you are a New Zealand owned business, and have fewer than 100 full time equivalent employees, then you could be eligible for government funding to assist with your PR approach – whether you need to get to grips with your entire brand identity or communications strategy, or you simply want some support with social media or media release writing and distribution. Whatever your needs, get in touch with us and we can help get you started.

Find out more about Regional Business Partners and the help they can provide at

What is RBP?

The Regional Business Partner Network is a gateway that connects New Zealand businesses to the right advice, people and resources. Working together, they can help you strengthen and grow your business in many different ways.

Funded by the New Zealand government, the RBP Network consists of 14 regional growth agencies throughout the country. This means you’ll get support from people who live and work in your region.

How does it work?

Once you’ve registered with Regional Business Partners, they will match you with a local growth advisor, who will help you take a birds-eye look at your whole business.

Based on your specific needs, they’ll connect you with the right resources, people, training and funding to help move your business forward. You can also request a specific person or business to work with, if they are a registered Regional Business Partners provider.

What funding can I access?

There are currently two funds available, which can be applied to your work with us. The Management Capability Voucher Fund, which is subsidises 50% of the cost, and is capped at $5,000. The Tourism Transitions Fund, which supports tourism businesses with advice and support such as HR, health and wellbeing, business continuity and hibernation, cashflow and finance management, strategy and digital capability. This funds 100% of the cost, and is also capped at $5,000.