The Brant Community Foundation is offering eligible social enterprises that are working to do good in our community the opportunity to access funding through the Investment Readiness Program.
Funding is available for local organizations and businesses to grow their positive impact in the City of Brantford, the County of Brant, Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation through social enterprise.
This is part of a $50 million national initiative, which is being delivered by Community Foundations of Canada and other support partners, and is being funded by the Government of Canada to support and expand social enterprises from coast to coast to coast.
The Investment Readiness Program is open to a diverse range of organizations and businesses including charities, non-profits, co-ops and social enterprises. The program can provide $10,000 to $75,000 to create, manage, and expand social enterprises in order to get ready to accept investment.
The Investment Readiness Program will help social enterprises across Canada grow, and build their capacity to accept investors, and participate in Canada’s growing social finance market.
“Social enterprise teams from coast to coast to coast are demonstrating how business can be done differently. They are daring to rethink business models to create a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive future. Community Foundations of Canada is in awe of the innovative projects we are funding. We look forward to seeing the positive impacts of this next round of projects through the Investment Readiness Program,” said Andrea Dicks, President of Community Foundations of Canada, a national partner in the Investment Readiness Program.
Applications for the IRP, of which The Brant Community Foundation is a regional partner, should be submitted by November 22, 2022 5:00PM through the program’s website https://cfc-fcc.smapply.ca/prog/irp/ for consideration.