The City of Yellowknife is offering a Business Services Grant of $5000 to eligible businesses in order to aid in your post-COVID-19 recovery. The grant is open for applications as of May 1, 2022 and is meant to help cover the cost of business service fees related to re-opening or returning to full capacity operations.
Eligible expenses include:
- Financial advisors
- Accounting services
- Marketing programs and strategies
- Staff training programs
- And any service that helps businesses adapt and recover following the pandemic
Ineligible expenses include:
- Employee wages
- Physical promotional signs, cards, brochures, etc.
- Inventory costs
- Recurring service fees implemented pre-COVID-19
Eligible businesses must meet the following criteria:
- 20 or less employees
- Located within the city of Yellowknife
- Have a valid City of Yellowknife business license
- Operate in accordance with applicable bylaws and permits
- Be in good financial standing with the City of Yellowknife
- Must be operating since January 1, 2022
- Must be open and operating as of May 1, 2022
Qualifying industries include:
- Food and retail services
- Hospitality and tourism
- Arts, culture, and entertainment
- Personal care services
Costs incurred as of January 1, 2022 will be considered within the grant program, and applications will be reviewed and approved until all available funds are allocated.
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