Community Economic Development


Funding Research : Cell Fi

What is Cell Fi?

Looking for grants for your community project, but don’t know where to go?

Cell Fi (Cellule de financement) is a new CDEM online service for fundraising purposes. It was created specifically to meet the demands of municipalities that are struggling to identify and obtain funding for their community projects. Free service.

Our team offers the following services:

  • Identify available and relevant funding based on your project;
  • Sending notifications for available funding and reminders of application deadlines;
  • Sharing knowledge and experience on funding;
  • Connecting with professionals and peers;
  • Managing and reviewing funding applications;
  • Letters of support.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Propose a French-speaking project or one located in a bilingual municipality
  • Be able to demonstrate the community and/or economic impact of your project

Ask for this service

Want to know more about projects that received the Cell Fi service?

Check out the list of projects that have received this service:

  • CDC St. Laurent – Métis Heritage Centre
  • CDC Ritchot and CDI Ste. Agathe – Construction du quai à Sainte-Gathe et Aménagement du Parc Cheyenne
  • RM of Salaberry – Piooner Park
  • Treasures of the Dawson Trail

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we can certainly work with you to explore funding opportunities at each stage of your project and find as many possible program options.

No, our assistance is for non-profit and for-profit organizations, especially since the project is community-based. We will do our best to help you research programs that meet your needs.

If you prefer to talk directly about your project, we can certainly accommodate you. In this case, visit the Project Support Services page. However, it is necessary to send us your request via the form above if your query is about finding funding. A liaison officer will contact you for further information

If you are working on several projects, don’t choose,  submit them all. However, fill out a separate form for each project.

Success Stories: Testimonials and Articles

“As a charity, the Flavie-Laurent Centre relies heavily on the generosity of others. The $1,000 funding we received from CDEM in 2020 is an example of this generosity. This has been a boost to our marketing efforts to launch a large-scale donation campaign with an ambitious goal of raising more than $2 million. This is the amount associated with the construction costs of the future warehouse on Archibald Street.”

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