Thrive together, strive together

Thrive is a toolkit of free resources from Southland industry leaders to help others navigate their business due to the interruption from COVID-19. We’ve all come together because we believe it’s better to help each other out and create a better business community for our region. Let’s do our best to help our Southland businesses thrive and survive in this unprecedented time.

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Thrive Fund

To help the Southland business community where it’s needed and as part of the Thrive initiative, Market South and Stuff/The Southland Times have teamed up to give away $50,000 worth of print advertising space.

Our aim is to assist Southland businesses (the big guys and the little guys) to bounce back at no cost, with no strings attached. Let’s be real: COVID-19 and the economic repercussions that come with it suck. We think the Thrive Fund will make things suck a little less.

The Southland business community is one of strength and unity, so the Thrive Fund is us standing shoulder-to-shoulder with our fellow business owners, doing what we can to face this thing together. Thrive together, survive together.

How does it work?

Applications will be held in a database and circulated to Stuff on a weekly basis for ad placements the following week. Recipients will be selected from this database at random as advertising inventory becomes available.

Successful recipients will receive display advertising placements in The Southland Times (print newspaper), with dates to be confirmed subject to availability.

Details of applicants or successful recipients of the Thrive Fund will not be made public. A representative from Stuff/The Southland Times will be in touch directly, should your application be drawn.

Check out all the T&Cs here.