Business Advice, Funding & Grants

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce business services staff can be a sounding board for your business, helping you with business planning, and connecting you to others as appropriate – either within the larger Chamber of Commerce network or independent partner or government organisations. We will stay in contact with you to make sure you are getting the support you need. Partner organisations include but not limited to:

Regional Business Partner Programme. Capability Development Co-funding  

The SC Chamber can make Capability Development co-funding available to businesses to use as partial payment towards the cost of development and training in the following areas: Business Planning, Business Systems, Business Sustainability, Capital Raising, Export, Finance, Governance, Lean Manufacturing, Business Operations, Managing Resources, and Marketing.

Exporting - New Zealand Trade & Enterprise

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) can help businesses that are exporting or thinking of exporting. The SC Chamber can help you to gain access to NZTE’s support, this includes valuable online information and accessing the funding and global expertise your business needs to have the scale, commitment and drive to succeed internationally.

Research & Development Support

Are you developing, or thinking of developing, a new product? Talk to us about how Callaghan Innovation can support and possibly help fund your research and development.  Callaghan Innovation accelerates the commercialisation of innovation by firms in New Zealand through resources, knowledge and connections which help businesses turn ideas into internationally marketable products and services more quickly and successfully.

New Zealand Food Innovation Network


The South Island hub of New Zealand Food Innovation Network (NZFIN) is FoodSouth, an accessible, national network of science and technology resources created to support the growth and development of food & beverage businesses of all sizes by providing facilities and the expertise needed to develop new products and progress from idea to commercial success.