Our application forms, guides and toolkits are available to assist you in accessing Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund programs and services. We recommend that you speak with one of our Business Support Team Members prior to completing your application.
- Community Initiative Grant
- Equity Assistance Grant
- Aboriginal Business Financing Program
- Winter Roads Financing
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We offer customized financing packages to meet the needs of you and your business. Interest rates vary from 8.5%-12% and an equity contribution is required, minimum 10%. An application fee is applied to all financing requests. $100 for applicants between 18-35 years old and $150 for applicants over 35 years.
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On April 1, 2013, NADF began administering the Aboriginal Business Financing Program (ABFP), formerly Indian and Northern Affairs Canada's Aboriginal Business Canada Program to Aboriginal entrepreneurs and businesses in Northern Ontario. ABFP provides contributions to support the growth of Aboriginal business.
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We recommend that you speak with a ABFP Development Officer prior to submitting your application.
For interested individuals, please call us at (807) 623-5397 or toll-free 1-800-465-6821 and we will send you a copy of our ABFP application form.
Qualifying applicants include Aboriginal organizations that are non-profit organizations, associations, social enterprise, and/or First Nations (not individuals) to cover costs related to economic planning and development. The grant is non-repayable.
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Equity Assistance Grant (NEW)
Qualifying applicants include for-profit businesses such as sole proprietors, partnerships, and corporations who require assistance in building up its equity.
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Communities and businesses must be proactive and be prepared to begin transporting goods at the onset of the winter road season and NADF may be able to assist by providing financing to cash flow these purchases.
Click here for more information on Winter Road Financing.