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Program or Service First Peoples Economic Growth Fund Inc. (FPEGF)

-Joint Venture Program

This program is intended to provide commercial financing for viable large-scale Manitoba First Nations enterprises, which, in the opinion of the Fund, have a business concept that, through initial screening, provides excellent opportunity.

-Entrepreneur Loan Program

This program is intended to assist Manitoba First Nation entrepreneurs by providing capital and/or working capital through interest-free loans that will enhance the applicant's ability to leverage financing from other institutions and agencies.

-Community Economic Expansion Loan Program

This Program is intended to assist Manitoba First Nation community-owned businesses for start ups, expansions or acquisitions. The intent is that these viable businesses will provide for the creation of wealth and jobs for First Nations.


-Business Plan Assistance

This program is intended to provide financial 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, the following: business overview, industry overview, marketing strategy, management experience, staffing, estimated project costs and financing.

-Aftercare Program

This program is intended to provide professional support to new businesses that have obtained financing under a FPEGF program in order to help improve the opportunity for success

-Skills Development Program

This program supports rapid business readiness training for new and existing First Nations entrepreneurs to develop their management and marketing skills.


-Business Contribution Fund

First Peoples Economic Growth Fund is pleased to announce the expansion of its economic development activities with the addition of the Business Contribution Fund (BCF).

The BCF will consider non-repayable contributions to First Nation clients for eligible capital and operating costs to start, expand or acquire a viable business.

The BCF may contribute up to 35% of the eligible costs to a maximum of $99,999 for entrepreneurs and $250,000 for community owned businesses, based on a viable business plan and subject to other financing being in place.

The BCF will also look at non-repayable contributions for Business Plans, Marketing and related Business Support services
Organization First Peoples Economic Growth Fund

First Peoples Economic Growth Fund Inc.is a not-for-profit organization with the mandate to provide financing to support Manitoba First Nation business proposals that are economically viable.
Eligibility Details Member of a Manitoba First Nation, with a viable business concept and 10% Equity. (visit our website for further details). 
How To Apply visit our website www.firstpeoplesfund.ca, to obtain more program criteria/details and to download applications.
Or call our office 204-942-6026 for more information. 
Address 102-1075 Portage Ave, Winnipeg MB, R3G 0R8 
Contact Name  
Toll Free 1-888-942-6026 
Phone 204-942-6026 
Fax 204-942-6441 
E-mail info@firstpeoplesfund.ca
Website http://www.firstpeoplesfund.ca
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