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Grants, Loans & Support

CFYE receives many requests regarding grant listings. Though our office doesn't offer grants, we help direct people to resources.

An understanding about grants, to start:

  • Grants are often awarded to existing market niches or to encourage and support new market space.
  • Grants are non-repayable and intended for long-term sustainability, specific projects, job creation, and are rarely for operating capital.
  • The organization's business structure is an important element that determines eligibility.
Items listed below are for non-profit and for-profit organizations, and are great starting points:





To off-shoot from there, begin searches for a specific industry or pillar (women, youth, persons with disability, agriculture, tourism, innovation):

General Business


Indigenous + Tourism

Female Entrepreneurs

Youth Entrepreneurs


  • Thrive Academy - Focused on supporting idea stage and pre-seed stage startups in the agri-food tech sector; 12 week program.

Non-Profit: Community & Youth-Focused Grants

Additional Funding Options

Cash Flow


Starting A Business


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Unit #1, 5023 - 50 Ave.
Box 2185
Whitecourt, AB  T7S 1P8
P: (780) 706-3500


Communities Served

Alberta Beach, Barrhead, Benbow, Birch Cove, Bloomsbury, Blue Ridge, Camp Creek, Castle Island, Cherhill, Darwell, Fallis, Fort Assiniboine, Fox Creek, Glenevis, Greencourt, Gunn, Hurdy, Kaybob, Knight, Lake Isle, Lisburn, Lombell, Lone Pine, Manola, Mayerthorpe, Neerlandia, Onoway, Pass Creek, Rich Valley, Rochfort Bridge, Ross Haven, Sandy Beach, Sangudo, Silver Creek, Silver Sands, Southview, Sunrise Beach, Sunset Point, Swan Hills, Tiger Lily, Val Quentin, Vega, West Cove, Whitecourt, Windfall Junction, and Yellowstone