BUSINESS SUPPORT AND GROWTH
The South Waikato Investment Fund Trust (SWIFT) is a community-owned economic development fund dedicated to the growth and development of business in South Waikato.
Their purpose is to be a development catalyst for the region, supporting a resilient economy and enhancing community wellbeing. SWIFT focuses on supporting South Waikato’s existing industries and established businesses to activate new ideas and initiatives so they can flourish, grow and strive together to transform the region through job creation and opportunity.
They offer funding and loans available to assist with feasibility studies, business planning, and other enablers of growth. SWIFT can also help business leaders leverage training support to develop their capabilities and help connect them to the right people via their strong business networks and contacts.
Unlike traditional ‘investors’, SWIFT doesn’t ask for much in return – in fact, the main ROI they care about is the number of quality jobs a business is able to create.