Financing Social Enterprises
We’re excited to be working once again with Ottawa’s Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED). Our current engagement is focused on implementing CSED’s new UNCAPPED program. This partnership with the Province’s Social Enterprise Development Fund ((SEDF), Alterna Savings, Ottawa Community Foundation and United Way Ottawa Centraide is designed to overcome funding barriers and gaps faced by social enterprises at various stages of development and with diverse legal structures. UNCAPPED will be offering grant, debt and combination products to the City’s social enterprises, along with the technical assistance needed to help these mission-driven businesses get ready for financing.
Over the years, we have helped a number of organizations understand the market for and develop financing products that work for both the funder and the fundee. It’s great to be able to bring that expertise to Ottawa!