Submit an application

What to do when you're ready to submit an application.

Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) applications almost allocated

The Government's $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) has almost been fully allocated.

Prior to COVID-19, the PGF focused on initiatives in priority sectors and surge regions. During lockdown the Government reset the PGF to enable it to play a vital role in helping the country recover from the economic impact of COVID-19.

Around $600 million of PGF funding has been reallocated into initiatives which will create jobs in short timeframes and bring immediate economic benefits.

In addition, the Provincial Development Unit was given the responsibility for the delivery of more than 100 shovel ready projects, identified through the Infrastructure Reference Group, creating jobs for displaced workers in our regions.

As a result, the volume and value of applications the PGF has received far exceeds the funding available.

What remains of the funding will be used to invest in key areas as part of the Government's post-COVID-19 response. As a result, it is unlikely that any outstanding or new applications will be progressed at this time.

Before you start

Before making an application, we recommend you review the Get funding section of this site. We've explained in detail the types of projects that can be funded, the assessment criteria, and the information you will need to include in your application.

You can also use our printable Guide to the Provincial Growth Fund.

Download and complete an application form

The form you should choose depends on how much your project will cost, and whether you have already started working on it.

If you're unsure whether you're ready to start an application, you can use the expression of interest form to give us some information about your proposal. We'll give you feedback about what to do next.

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Send in your application

For He Poutama Rangatahi applications, email your completed form to HPR@mbie.govt.nz.

For Māori Trades Training Fund applications, email your completed expression of interest form to MTTFund@mbie.govt.nz.

For all other kinds of funding, email your completed expression of interest or application to PGF@mbie.govt.nz.

Once you've submitted it, one of our team will contact you to discuss your Expression of Interest or application.

If your application is approved for funding, we will get in contact with you about next steps.

If your application is declined, you will be advised in writing the reasons for the decline. Please note that we are unable to discuss feedback in detail for declined applications.

Published: Jun 10, 2020