The Cooperative Assistance Fund assists with costs of the development or expansion of a cooperative.
The Cooperative Assistance Fund is funded by Manitoba Housing and Community Development, Province of Manitoba. The Cooperative Assistance Fund assists with costs of the development or expansion of a cooperative. Funding is available up to $2,000 per application for capital expenses necessary to assist with the objectives of the cooperative.
Nature of Funding
- costs related to cooperative initiatives promoting environmental sustainability including energy efficiency upgrades
- machinery related to the business
- infrastructure costs
Note: Due to the limited availability of funds, you can only be approved once per year per funding program unless there is still funding available for the last intake date of the year. If there are no other successful applications to be funded, a second application may be considered. Please communicate with the grant administrator prior to the last intake to determine availability of funding.
Note: We are unable to reimburse taxes paid. Additionally, applications that demonstrate there are other sources of funding being used to complete the project will be scored higher than those that rely entirely on funding from the Cooperative Development Tax Credit Fund and / or Cooperative Assistance Fund. Please set out clearly any other sources of funding being used whether they be in kind contributions, grants from other sources or financial contributions from the co-op itself.