Funding and Support

Funding is often an important consideration for many organisations wanting to grow their capability and skills. Simply Lean is an accredited provider for a number of funding streams available to qualifying organisations. Note that Simply Lean has no influence over funding decisions. Eligibility for funds rests entirely with your ability to meet the required criteria set down by the funding bodies.

Callaghan_small Callaghan Innovation is a stand-alone Crown Entity and have a team of about 400 people working across the country managing more than $140 million a year in government funding and grants to support business innovation and capability building.

Callaghan administer a number of funding programmes including the Better by Lean Programme.


0800 4 22552


New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is the Government’s international business development agency. Its purpose is to grow companies internationally – bigger, better, faster – for the benefit of New Zealand.

Simply Lean Business Solutions offers services that are registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund for which you may be eligible. These Vouchers are available to businesses to use as partial payment towards the cost of capability development and training.

Find out more by visiting Regional Business Partners.


Competenz helps kiwis build skills, careers and businesses and develop national qualifications to make it easy to learn on the job.

0800 526 1800

Business NZ

The leading national organisation representing the interests of New Zealand’s business and employing sectors.


04 496 6555