It’s not enough to have a good idea.
Since social enterprises try to balance profit and purpose, it can be a challenge to find financing options that are appropriate and timely to meet their needs. While the social financing market continues to grow, the demand still outpaces the supply.
S4ES created the grant fund program to provide opportunities for social enterprises to access the financing they need and to explore a variety of financing options. A total of $800,000 was provided to six organizations across the nation, who distributed the funds to 28 enterprises.
Our grant fund partners:
- Community Forward Fund Assistance Corporation
- Réseau d’investissement social du Québec
- Saint John Community Loan Fund
- Social Enterprise Network of Nova Scotia
- Vancity Community Foundation
- Verge Capital
You can reach out to our partners directly to find out about financing opportunities.
Or check out the Investment Readiness Program (IRP) for non-repayable funding opportunities.Learn more about the IRP
THE ENTERPRISES IN OUR PROGRAM USED THE FUNDS TO HELP ADDRESS AN IDENTIFIED NEED, HELPING THEIR BUSINESS TO CONTINUE OR GROW THEIR MISSION