Supporting the Manitoba First Nation Business Community
Business Plan Assistance

This program is intended to provide support to Manitoba First Nation individuals or First Nation-based enterprises which, in the opinion of the Fund, have a business concept that, through initial screening, provides excellent opportunity but demonstrates a need for financial assistance with a professional business plan.

This program allows the applicant to engage the services of a professional consultant to assist in the research and development of a quality business plan that will be used to attract financing.

Applicants should also attach a business concept summary. The business concept summary should include but not be limited to: business overview, industry overview, marketing strategy, management experience, staffing, estimated project costs and financing.

Nature of Funding

  • Funding available is up to 75% of the costs to a maximum of $20,000. This funding is non-repayable. The client is expected to pay the first 25% of the costs.

Who is Eligible?

Applicants must:

  • Be a member of a Manitoba First Nation, living on or off reserve in Manitoba
  • Be aged 18 and over, and eligible to work in Canada
  • Submit an application describing the business for which they wish to develop a business plan
  • Not have owned a similar business in the past 12 months
  • Provide the name and qualifications of the proposed consultant, proposed terms of reference and a written proposal, including a quote.

FPEGF recommends that three competitive quotes are obtained.


PDF Format Business Support Programs Application (PDF format)
Microsoft Word Format Business Support Programs Application (Word format)
PDF Format Minimum Requirements for a Business Plan

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