How to apply

Estimated time to complete this application will typically take about 10-15 minutes. Please call us on
0800 618 101 if you have any issues.

Things you need to know
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Things you need to know

You do not need to have been a victim of a ram-raid-style burglary or aggravated robbery to apply. 

    • The $4,000 (inclusive of GST) subsidy is only for fog cannons. It can’t be used for other crime prevention measures.
    • To complete this application you must be authorised to complete this application on behalf of the business.
    • If you don’t own the business premises, talk to your landlord before applying for the fog cannon subsidy. You may need their permission to install one or more fog cannons in accordance with your lease.
    • Once your application is approved based on the information you have provided, you will be emailed with a voucher code and a list of fog cannon providers. You will need to talk to your preferred fog cannon provider to negotiate the price and organise installation – you will need to provide them with the voucher code. MBIE will not be involved in this and has no liability for these decisions and provides no warranties or guarantees in relation to any fog cannon or fog cannon provider.
    • MBIE will pay the subsidy directly to the provider after installation is complete. You are required to pay the balance of the price (if any) to the provider. The provider may require you to pay a deposit.

Step 1

Complete the application form. It takes about 15 minutes.
To start, you need to log into Business Connect using RealMe. If you do not have a RealMe account, you can create one.
To complete the subsidy application form, you will be asked to supply:

  • your name and email
  • your business name and address
  • a declaration of your eligibility for the subsidy

Apply for fog cannon subsidy(external link) — Business Connect

You will also be asked to provide your New Zealand Business Number (NZBN). Most companies are automatically given an NZBN. Sole traders need to sign up for one.

Find your NZBN (external link) — NZBN
Get an NZBN (external link) — NZBN
Step 2

Once you login, select the Fog cannon subsidy scheme option.

Apply for fog cannon subsidy (external link) — Business Connect

Step 3

Click the bottom right button “Check Eligibility”.

  • Estimated time to complete this application will typically take about 15 minutes
  • The application form will time out after 60 minutes of inactivity
  • You can save your application and complete it later.

Apply for fog cannon subsidy (external link) — Business Connect
Step 4

Fill in your company name, fill in the eligibility confirmation and click “Start Application”.

Apply for fog cannon subsidy (external link) — Business Connect

Step 5

Check your details and the registered address is correct, then click “Save and Continue”.
Apply for fog cannon subsidy (external link) — Business Connect
Step 6

Check your retail address is correct. Enter your type of business or other, then click “Save and Continue”.

Apply for fog cannon subsidy (external link) — Business Connect

Step 7

Declare that your information is correct, then click “Submit Application”.

Apply for fog cannon subsidy (external link) — Business Connect

Done!

 

Once MBIE receive your application form, you’ll be sent an email saying if you have been approved for the subsidy.

If you are approved, the email will include a voucher code. 

The subsidy is only available through approved providers and the voucher code should only been given to the provider who will install your fog cannon. 

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