Filmmaker at Work in the Elements

Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED)

The Government of the Northwest Territories is committed to building a diversified, sustainable territorial economy by providing support for business and economic development throughout the NWT.

Under its Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development (SEED) Policy, the GNWT can provide financial support to qualified applicants to start businesses, improve their capacity or skills and help communities expand their economy.

Funding Categories

Funding is available in six categories:

  • Entrepreneur Support
  • Sector Support
  • Community Economic Development
  • Micro Business
  • Business Intelligence and Networking
  • Strategic Investments 

More Information

To find out more about the SEED policy and how it can help your business grow, contact your regional Economic Development Officer.

The SEED Policy Application Form is an application only and additional documentation may be required to assess eligibility. Completion of the application form does not guarantee funding for the proposed project.

Prospective applicants should contact the appropriate Regional Office of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment for assistance completing the application and accessing SEED Policy programs.

To apply for SEED funding, download the form below to your desktop.


We recommend using Acrobat 11 or Higher for complete functioning access to the following SEED applications, which can be found here

We are sorting out some compatibility issues for these forms with some browsers. Please ensure you select this download icon:


from your Adobe browser viewer to view and edit the form from your computer.

Still having problems? Please contact the appropriate regional office of the Department of Industry, Tourism and Investment for assistance obtaining a SEED application.


PDF icon SEED Application - English 293.09 KB
PDF icon SEED Application - French488.26 KB
PDF icon SEED Policy2.61 MB