Equity Matching – Entrepreneurs

The NRT has partnered with the various B.C. Aboriginal Financial Institutions (AFI’s) to offer an equity matching initiative intended to assist BC Indigenous entrepreneurs and First Nation Businesses with equity-matching funds to support, modernize or expand a business in B.C.

The equity matching grants are administered by the AFIs in their respective service regions in B.C. The grants are not offered as a stand-alone source of funding and must be applied for in conjunction with a business loan and are conditional on the AFI approving a loan that is supported by a viable business opportunity with confirmed equity, collateral, and business plan. The grants will reduce the cash burden for entrepreneurs in meeting their equity requirements of a business loan

Who Can Apply

  • B.C. First Nation entrepreneurs
  • B.C. First Nation community businesses

Intake Frequency

  • Continuous until funds are exhausted (check with the AFI in your area for more information)

Funding Amount

  • Up to $5,000 for entrepreneurs
  • Up to $25,000 for community businesses

Apply for the NRT Equity Matching Grant through these B.C. Aboriginal Financial Institutions