Funding Program FDEFO
What is FDEFO?
The Pan-West Francophone Economic Development Fund (FDÉFO) is a funding program administered by francophone economic development organizations such as CDEM for Manitoba and funded by Prairies Can (formerly Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD). Its objective is to promote and financially support projects designed and carried out “by” and “for” the Francophone communities of Western Canada.
To learn more about this funding program, please view the following documents:
The program is currently: CLOSED
Submit your application
To submit an application to FDEFO, please complete and return the Word Application Form and The Excel Budget Template following the instructions in the Applicant’s Guide.
Deadline to submit an application: February 4, 2022.
Frequently Asked Questions
The fund manager for Manitoba is Erwan Bouchaud. He can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone at (204) 925-2833
Funding per project ranges from a minimum of $5,000 to $75,000 maximum per year. The total amount distributed annually for all projects is $136 500.
It’s a project that is part of the region’s development priorities, targeting demonstrated significant development potential, causing a growth-generating effect in the regional economy.
Yes. Refunds are made upon presentation of the final report completed and approved. If the organization does not have the financial capacity to invest in the project, we encourage the organization to collaborate with partners who have the capacity to do so.
When selecting projects, selection committee members will prioritize those who best meet FDEFO’s objectives. Depending on the amounts requested and the relevance of the projects, there may be a willingness to support multiple applications at a lower amount than the desired amount. If you answered “yes” to this question, the fund manager will contact you to evaluate the possibility and define an alternative that is suitable and feasible. If so, the jury will decide.