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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

Funding

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.  

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