Programme & Workshop Funding

Regional Business Partner Network (RBPN) -
Capability Voucher

Small and medium-sized businesses can qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as training workshops, courses and coaching that deliver significant benefit for the company and for the wider New Zealand economy. The Icehouse is a registered provider of the RBPN Capability Development Voucher scheme and businesses can receive a voucher for up to 50% of the cost (up to a maximum of $5,000) of the workshop, programme or coaching engagement. The voucher amount is dependent on the price of each, and is only eligible for the ‘learning’ portion of the programmes i.e meals and accommodations costs are not eligible for funding.

How to apply?

For more information or to find your local Growth Advisor go to or contact The Icehouse Customer Growth Team who will put them in contact with RBPN and guide them through the application process.


Workshop Pricing for Vodafone Business Clients, Xero Clients and Chartered Accountants NZ Members

If you are a Vodafone Business customer, Chartered Accountants NZ member or Xero Customer, you can receive the following discounted prices:

  • Building A Better Business Workshop – $1545 + GST
  • Knowing Your Numbers Workshop – $1545 + GST
  • Building Sales Structure and Skills Workshop – $1545 + GST

Please get in touch with us on 0800 ICEHOUSE or to learn how to claim this discount.



Alumni Scholarship Fund

The Icehouse is extremely fortunate to have a significant number of people who are passionate about what we do and the potential impact we can have on owner managers and, more widely, New Zealand. For this reason, alumni of our owner manager programmes generously support a scholarship fund to help more owner managers realise their growth aspirations.

What do these scholarships look like?

Each successful recipient will receive up to 20% towards the cost of the Owner Manager Programme.

Criteria for Application:

Owner Manager Programme Criteria:

  • The Owner Manager Programme is designed specifically for owner-managers of businesses with over 15 employees and $3M+ in turnover, or with the goal of achieving this in the foreseeable future.
  • You need to have an equity stake in the business
  • You need to have management control of the business
  • You need to demonstrate readiness to participate fully, challenge yourself and to seek out new ideas
  • You need to demonstrate willingness to reflect on and apply what is learned

Scholarship Criteria:

  • Young business owners (under 35)
  • Female business owners
  • Exporters
  • Business owners from diverse ethnic groups
  • Business owners that demonstrate significant hardship

How to Apply:

Business owners who want to be considered for a scholarship must complete and submit an application form before the deadline supplied by the Customer Growth Partner. The recipient of each scholarship will be decided by an Icehouse Panel and announced individually. In some circumstances, a scholarship will be attached to a sponsor who may also be involved in the decision-making process.

Scholarships are awarded for a specific Owner Manager Programme and cannot be transferred to another programme unless permission is granted by The Icehouse.

We strongly recommend having a discussion with one of our Customer Growth Partners before submitting an application for the Scholarship Fund. Our Customer Growth Partners can also advise on application deadlines for upcoming programmes.

If you are not already in touch with someone click the button below, contact us on or 0800 ICEHOUSE (0800 4769 249)