Ontario Issues New Call for Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund Proposals

October 3, 2017

Social Enterprise Demonstration FundThe Ministry of Economic Development and Growth is launching a Call for Proposals for new Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF) projects. 

In June 2016, the Ministry launched Ontario’s Social Enterprise Strategy 2016-2021. It outlines priorities and initiatives that will catalyze the development of sustainable and scalable social enterprises in our province. One of the key initiatives of the Social Enterprise Strategy is the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund, which supports the development of financially sustainable and scalable social enterprises by addressing key challenges, including access to capital.

This is the Ministry’s third round of SEDF projects, and will provide $5.6 million over the next two years to applicants based on a competitive process. The Ministry is seeking proposals from Ontario-based, non-profit organizations for projects that will meet the objectives of one of the funding streams.

  • The Program Guidelines are available online at the Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund website.
  • Applications are due November 13, 2017.

Applications to the program are now open 

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