Supporting Business in the Brooks Region


NewGrow is a program aimed at supporting new and existing businesses in the Brooks Region. Businesses make a pitch to a panel of judges and compete for funding.

Grant Details

The funding is a grant (not a loan, and no matching funds are required) and is intended to break down barriers and stimulate business growth in the Region, hopefully leading towards better business retention and expansion.

The NewGrow program gives community entrepreneurs and innovators the opportunity to start up or expand a business or create a new product, service or invention through a business plan and public pitch competition. All participants who take part in NewGrow will have a chance to receive an award package including up to $10,000 in funding plus valuable business services, promotions and mentorship.

You can propose any type of business, new product/service or business expansion/enhancement, as long as it meets a few simple requirements as listed in the NewGrow Program Parameters. 


Timelines for NewGrow 2019

Application available online - Friday August 30th
Judges announced: Friday November 15th
Application packages due: Friday November 29th
Pitch night: Friday December 6th

Based on feedback from last year, some minor changes have been made to the Program Parameters and application process.  Details will be available for interested participants on August 30th.


Downloads & Resources

NewGrow 2019 Information Package
NewGrow 2019 Application Form



For more information or if you have any questions, email 


Thank you to our partner, JMH for supporting the NewGrow program.