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Entrepreneur Support (SEED)

These funds can help make great ideas a reality by funding entrepreneurs as they work towards stability and market penetration.

These funds are provided under the Support for Entrepreneurs and Economic Development Policy.

Who is eligible?

  • NWT businesses and entrepreneurs


Up to $25,000 per year is available to help entrepreneurs and small businesses with:

  • Startup Funding
  • Capital Asset Acquisition
  • Market and Product Development
  • Operational Support
  • Film Support as under the Film Industry Guidelines

Required Documents

  • Outline of the scope and intent of the project to include: budget, quotes, and related statements.
  • The names of any outside services providing assistance to the project.
  • Any other relevant information related to the proposal. This may include what is requested by the regional panel for evaluation and recommendation purposes
  • For a complete list of required documents see the Application Checklist on the last page of the SEED application.

Equity Requirements

  • Group 1 communities (Yellowknife, Hay River, Fort Smith, and Inuvik) – 30%
  • Group 2 communities (all other communities within NWT) – 20%

How do I apply?

To apply Entrepreneur Support funding, download the application form below and contact your regional Industry Tourism and Investment office to book an appointment to speak with an Economic Development Officer.  

PDF icon SEED Application Form504.39 KB
PDF icon SEED Brochure - Bilingual 4.11 MB
PDF icon Seed Policy 2019940.78 KB