The Government of Ontario has announced $13.6M in investments and funding as part of the provincial Social Enterprise Strategy.
The investments will improve social enterprises’ access to capital and business supports, and build capacity to access procurement and investment opportunities.
As part of that, a consortium of CCEDNet members and partners has received $6M in funding to deliver the Procurement and Investment Readiness Fund.
Building on the platforms and resources developed through the national Social Enterprise Ecosystem project, Ontario’s Procurement and Investment Readiness Fund will help social enterprises compete for procurement and investment opportunities in both the government and the private sector.
Applications for grants will begin in the fall of 2018.