As New Zealand recovers from the impact of COVID-19, a grants programme called 'TSB Good Stuff' has been launched with the aim of supporting Kiwis driving positive change.
Alongside TSB, Kiwi comedian Madeleine Sami is encouraging enterprising Kiwis to jump on board and apply to the TSB Good Stuff fund.
They are currently seeking applications to receive kickstarter grants for ideas solving problems and generating good for the future of New Zealand communities.
TSB will give away $200,000 in TSB Good Stuff funding, with applicants able to request between $5,000-$30,000 to help bring their ideas to fruition.
TSB CEO Donna Cooper says right now, New Zealand is facing a significant challenge with COVID-19 impacting people, businesses and communities in a number of ways.
"As a New Zealand owned bank that believes in using profit for purpose, we want to do our bit to help our country get back on its feet. That’s why we’ve launched TSB Good Stuff – a grants programme which will help New Zealand’s recovery from the impact of COVID-19 by supporting Kiwis to get significant initiatives off the ground," she says.
"We’re a country of innovators, with a proud history of people taking a big idea and making it happen. TSB wants to get behind Kiwis like this and fund concepts which will have an impact for the good of all New Zealand.
"For example, someone might have a way to help Kiwis into meaningful employment or a programme to support the wellbeing of vulnerable people. Perhaps someone might have a great new health solution, or a unique tech product or app that helps a community move forward," says Ms Cooper.
"Whatever your idea is, if it will help to boost our New Zealand communities – TSB Good Stuff could help make it a reality."
This is a win-win for Kiwis who want to make a difference and play a part in supporting people and businesses within their local communities, and the icing on the cake is TSB wants to join them in doing this too.
New Zealanders who think their idea could be perfect for a TSB Good Stuff grant should visit www.tsbgoodstuff.co.nz for more information and apply before 30 June 2020.
Got a great idea to help Kiwis?
Go to www.tsbgoodstuff.co.nz
Film a 60s video pitch, selling TSB your idea and upload it, along with a supporting online application describing your idea, the problem it's trying to solve, and how it will benefit the community/NZ. This includes both new ideas and partially formed products/services-
- Creating new jobs;
- A new product;
- A new service;
- An app or new technology
TSB Good Stuff has $200,000 in grants to award. Applicants can receive up to $30,000 and applications are open until the end of June.
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