Community

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    Communities Economic Development Fund (NGO)

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    The Communities Economic Development Fund (CEDF) is designed to provide financial assistance to start or expand small to medium-sized businesses in northern Manitoba.
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    Community Economic Expansion Program (NGO)

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    The Community Economic Expansion Program is intended to assist First Nations community-owned businesses with start-up, expansions or acquisitions.
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    Community Futures Program (NGO)

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    The Community Futures Program was created to strengthen rural economies by enabling entrepreneurship and assisting in community economic development.
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    Futurpreneur Canada (NGO)

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    Futurpreneur Canada is a national non-profit organization that encourages and supports young Canadians, 18 to 39 years of age, who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn about entrepreneurship and contribute to their community by establishing successful businesses.
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    Growing Value – Commercialization

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    This program provides financial assistance for pre-commercialization, commercialization and market development activities that move innovative ideas to market.
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    Hometown Manitoba (MB)

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    Hometown Manitoba helps fund local projects that improve the quality and appearance of rural and northern communities. It also supports projects that help promote special features that define a community and increase community pride.
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    Louis Riel Capital Corporation (NGO)

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    The Louis Riel Capital Corporation (LRCC) was created to finance the start-up, acquisition and/or expansion of viable Métis and controlled small businesses based in Manitoba.
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    Newcomer Program – Futurpreneur Canada (NGO)

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    Futurpreneur Canada recognizes that the needs of newcomer entrepreneurs may differ from those of other entrepreneurs. The Newcomer Program and application process is specifically designed to meet these unique needs.
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    Rural Entrepreneur Assistance (MB)

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    Rural Entrepreneur Assistance is designed to assist rural businesses in accessing financing. It provides loan guarantees to participating financial institutions for loans to new or expanding, small and home-based businesses in rural Manitoba.
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    Rural Small Business Operating Credit Guarantee (MB)

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    The Rural Small Business Operating Credit Guarantee (RSB) program provides guarantees on lines of credit from participating lending institutions. Loans can be used to purchase inventory, finance receivables and cover the costs of most other common day-to-day business expenses.
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    Urban Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Project (NGO)

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    The Independent Living Resource Centre, with the support of Western Economic Diversification Canada, provides entrepreneurs with disabilities a variety of business opportunities.
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    Women’s Enterprise Centre of Manitoba (NGO)

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    The Women's Enterprise Centre of Manitoba provides extensive, practical, results-oriented services such as loans, business advice, seminars, referrals and networking opportunities for Manitoba women.
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    Young Entrepreneurs Program (MB)

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    Under this program, approved applicants are eligible for a grant of up to $4,000 to help cover some business start-up costs and capital expenditures.