The Economic Development Fund is a separate investment fund allocated within the Qamɛs ʔəms tala Settlement Trust. Its main objective is to allow for the pursuit and generation of economic opportunities for the Tla’amin Nation entities, programs and services and its citizens. These funds are intended to be spent on growing our economic base. The Trustees are responsible to administer the application process for the beneficiaries of the Tla’amin Nation.
Tla’amin Citizens can apply for grants to start or grow an existing business, or create projects and services that benefit the Nation. Tla’amin Nation citizens, groups of citizens and Administration Programs are eligible to submit applications. You must be in good standing with the Nation to apply.
Grant application documents may be downloaded here:
A group of professional volunteers are piloting Enterprise Facilitation in qathet to support local businesses and strengthen the local economy. Enterprise Facilitation has been dramatically successful in all parts of the world including Canada, Africa, remote Australian communities, and some of the most economically challenged counties in the United States.