First Nation governments have challenges accessing capital for Indigenous infrastructure and economic development projects, such as Indoor Green House projects, community power, water and waste projects included, primarily because First Nation lands cannot typically qualify as project security.
First Nation Growers is making a concerted effort to find newfound Indigenous project funding resources to create sustainable First Nation and or Inuit owned and operated environmentally friendly, industry-leading rotary hydroponic, 4seasons cold climate, Garden Farming Community Co-op Markets. Where funding applied to the facility and operation start-up costs, including ownership contributions, agency grants, and loans both at the Federal and Provincial levels of Government, augmented by both third-party private individual funding resources and through third-party public-private partnerships.
Many Aboriginal entrepreneurs and communities can qualify for added business development support. Depending on the nature of the project, First Nation and or Inuit communities and Indigenous projects may be able to obtain funding to assist with a wide range of activities that may include:
- Business planning & Business expansions
- Establishment (capital) costs
- Marketing initiatives that are local, domestic, or export-oriented
- New product or process development
- Adding technology to improve operations and competitiveness
- Operating costs in association with capital costs
- Financial services, business support, business-related training, and mentoring services
In all of the community projects and activities that First Nation Growers adventure in, our key components are respect for the environment, sound management, self-sufficiency, and sustainable prosperity for every Indigenous community we work within each 4seasons Garden Farming Community Co-op Facility. First Nation Growers works with Aboriginal entrepreneurs and Indigenous Community partners to provide a range of services and supports that promote the growth of a healthy, sustainable, self-sufficient Indigenous business and community. Support will vary depending on the needs of each community, the readiness of each city, availability, and sources of funding, the eligibility of costs, the economic benefits, and project viability.
First Nation Growers place great importance on partnerships as a path to respect for the environment, culture, self-sufficiency, and sustainable prosperity through sound business and management practices. In the long-term, each project will help lead our Indigenous Community partners to financial independence and provide returns in the hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in support of their community members. Through new creative approaches to Indigenous Community project funding opportunities, First Nation Growers can help Aboriginal entrepreneurs, and Indigenous communities achieve their business goals. That includes improving access to project financing, project sustainability, environmentally friendly management, job-creating innovation, employment training and development and project productivity as we aspire to help each community growing partner that we work with becoming self-sufficient and financially independent. The net profits of each project will provide each community with the resources needed to stimulate economic growth within each community and build a better future for Indigenous children through “new” year-round fresh, nutritional streams.