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Business and Financial Assistance

grantsThe Wikwemikong Development Commission's Grants and Loans Program is available to Wikwemikong band members. This program provides incentive for new business start-ups and supports the expansion of existing businesses that demonstrate benefits to the community of Wikwemikong. The maximum amount of financial assistance that is available is $5,000.00 per client.

Eligibility

  • Must be Wikwemikong Band members (Off-reserve band members may be eligible, depending on available budget allocation).
  • Must be business-minded, and demonstrate commitment and management capability to ensure the market / financial viability and the success of the proposed project.
  • Must provide a minimum cash investment of 5% of the total project cost.
  • Must not have an outstanding loan or account with WDC or other WUIR programs. (Clients may have an option to refinance, however all loans must be current).
  • Must have a permit to operate a business from the Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve Chief and Council.

ALL FOREST-HARVESTING BUSINESSES AND FORESTRY-RELATED BUSINESSES MUST PROVIDE
A LETTER OF SUPPORT OR TIMBER PERMIT FROM THE WIKWEMIKONG LAND'S DEPARTMENT.

 

pdfCEDO Loan Application

pdfCEDO Loan Policy

For Other Business Related Funding contact:
Aboriginal Business Canada

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