WHAT DO WE FUND...

Projects that have a clearly defined scope

MARKETING STRATEGY & BRANDING

If your cooperative needs to hire a marketing consultant or graphic designer to help develop a marketing plan or revamp your image.

STRATEGIC PLANNING

If your cooperative needs a business consultant to develop a business plan, set up Client Relationship System (sales, invoice, operations) or Startup Support. 

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HUMAN RESOURCES

If your cooperative needs to hire a consultant to help create employee manuals, implement payroll protocols, employee benefits or any other HR need.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

If your cooperative needs to hire an independent mediator to help facilitate a conflict resolution process.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

If your cooperative needs to hire a consultant or trainer to train members internally on a specific and pressing need. 

OTHER PROJECTS

If your cooperative has any other another project that requires hiring a consultant or professional services provider can with a clearly defined scope. 

$1,500

Max Amount Covered by Grant

5+

Grants Available

May 30

Deadline

QUALIFICATIONS and priorities...

These grants can be accessed by

    • Any worker coop that is a NYC NOWC member, a startup or an operating business, and is not a participant in the Coop Accelerator Program (CAP)
    • Cooperatives can only re-apply for this grant after 2-3 years.  Cooperatives cannot re-apply for the same need in the future.
    • Cooperatives that have a follow-up plan and create room in the budget for future years if this will be a recurring need

Priority will be given to

      • Needs that are not filled by other service providers or principle 6 providers (Bookkeeping (ABC) , Website Support (Glocal), Printing (Radix), Screenprinting (Luv Custom Prints).
      • Cooperatives that are not currently supported by a developer

Process:

  1. Applicants fill out Application - Feel free to reach out if you have questions/need support to fill out this application
  2. NYC NoWC Staff reviews application
  3. NYCNoWC staff schedule a conversation with participants
  4. If approved, Applicants fill out MOU for grant.  
  5. Applicants negotiate the terms with participants. NYCNoWC will do our best to make references where we can, but applicants have control over their own hiring.
  6. NYCNoWC hires/pays the consultant directly, with approved contract
  7. Applicants fill out report back form no later than 1 month after contract.  We want to hear how it went! If your consultant is good, we will recommend to others.  It will also be helpful to know if they were not a good fit and concerns that came up during the process.  
  8. NYCNoWC staff and applicant will have a follow up call about how it went.  

 

Questions?  Contact Pablo@nycworker.coop.

 

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From market research, design, conflict resolution, business development we cover it all.

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To apply for our consultant fund, please fill the application bellow

Cooperative Sustainability Fund Application

Please complete the follow form in order to apply for our Fund.

Applicación para el Fondo de Sustentabilidad Cooperativa

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