We're proud to partner with Ākina Foundation to help create businesses that are both resilient and work towards having a positive impact to society.

Who are Ākina?

The Ākina Foundation is a social enterprise who focus on building more impact-led businesses. Offering tailored consulting and business development services.

What's a social enterprise?

Social enterprises are businesses that deliver social and/or environmental impact. They still work to make money, but they reinvest this in their impact.

Valuing social, environmental, and financial returns

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Social enterprises provide an amazing opportunity for us to help create a better New Zealand. One that has a strong economy focused on solving New Zealand's social and environmental challenges. It’s a part of the economy that is trying to be more purposeful about what businesses can do – community and industry groups coming together for the good of the whole country.

Our partnership with Ākina is focused on enabling Investment Readiness Grants. These grants up to $30,000, help enterprises get the support of professional services so they can attract investment to grow their business.

Where the grants have impact

You can find out more about how Ākina is transforming New Zealand’s economy through positive social and environmental impact at akina.org.nz.