Capacity Building Stream

Assessment Grant

Up to $5,000

Apply for this grant to complete an assessment to evaluate your social enterprise’s overall investment and procurement readiness. This grant will pair your social enterprise with an Assessment Partner to determine your level of readiness. Please click on any Assessment Partner logo to find out more information about them.

This assessment will also be used to determine if your social enterprise is ready to apply for the Capacity Building Grant. An assessment will be undertaken by the Assessment Partner to illustrate the current strengths and health of your social enterprise. The report should illustrate if you are ready to apply to the Capacity Building Grant.

To prepare for your application you can find a non-fillable pdf assessment application form here, this includes a list of what information and documentation to have on hand. Please note applications will not be accepted in this format and are for information purposes only.

For more detailed information and to see our application deadlines please see our Program Guidelines.

ASSESSMENT PARTNERS

CSED
NORDIK Institute: Research, Development, Ideas and Knowledge
Pillar Nonprofit Network
Social Enterprise Institute (SEI)
Social Enterprise Institute (SEI)
Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario
mécènESS
PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise
SVX: Invest for impact

Assessment Grant

Up to $5,000

Apply for this grant to complete an assessment to evaluate your social enterprise’s overall investment and procurement readiness. This grant will pair your social enterprise with an Assessment Partner to determine your level of readiness.

This assessment will also be used to determine if your social enterprise is ready to apply for the Capacity Building Grant. A standardized assessment will be undertaken by the service provider to illustrate the current strengths and health of your social enterprise. The report should illustrate if you are ready to apply to the Capacity Building Grant.

To prepare for your application you can find a non-fillable pdf assessment application form here, this includes a list of what information and documentation to have on hand. Please note applications will not be accepted in this format and are for information purposes only.

For more detailed information and to see our application deadlines please see our Program Guidelines.

ASSESSMENT PARTNERS

CSED
NORDIK Institute: Research, Development, Ideas and Knowledge
Pillar Nonprofit Network
Social Enterprise Institute (SEI)
Conseil de la coopération de l'Ontario
mécènESS
PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise
SVX: Invest for impact
SVX: Invest for impact

Capacity Building Grant

Up to $50,000

Social enterprises that have received an Assessment Grant may apply for a grant of up to $50,000 to access services to address capacity gaps based on the action plan and assessment report developed as part of the Assessment Grant.

Apply for the Capacity Building Grant to bring your social enterprise closer to investment or procurement readiness. This work with a service provider will be matched for the appropriate skills and resources that you need to improve your social enterprise.

We recognize that social enterprises may require a different combination of technical and capacity building support depending on their contract and investment readiness, so the contract can be with one or more service providers. You may submit a business case to select a non-pre-approved service provider which would be subject to the approval of the program administrator. Please see the eligibility criteria for service providers.

To prepare for your application you can find a non-fillable pdf capacity building application form here, this includes a list of what information and documentation to have on hand. Please note applications will not be accepted in this format and are for information purposes only.

For more detailed information and to see our application deadlines please see our Program Guidelines.

Capacity Building Grant

Up to $50,000

Social enterprises that have received an Assessment Grant may apply for a grant of up to $50,000 to access services to address capacity gaps based on the action plan and assessment report developed as part of the Assessment Grant.

Apply for the Capacity Building Grant to bring your social enterprise closer to investment or procurement readiness. This work with a service provider will be matched for the appropriate skills and resources that you need to improve your social enterprise.

We recognize that social enterprises may require a different combination of technical and capacity building support depending on their contract and investment readiness, so the contract can be with one or more service providers. You may submit a business case to select a non-pre-approved service provider which would be subject to the approval of the program administrator. Please see the eligibility criteria for service providers.

To prepare for your application you can find a non-fillable pdf capacity building application form here, this includes a list of what information and documentation to have on hand. Please note applications will not be accepted in this format and are for information purposes only.

For more detailed information and to see our application deadlines please see our Program Guidelines.

Application

How To Apply for a Grant

If you are operating in remote parts of Ontario, or have an unstable internet connection, please contact us directly to discuss an alternative form of application.

Telephone

1-844-404-7437

 

01.

Please read the Program Guidelines.

 

02.

Complete the eligibility form.

04.

Connect with us if you are have any questions around your application.

PARTNERS

Service Providers

Types of grants

Total Funding Available

Get in Touch

Mailing address: 
PIRF - CCEDNET, 223 Main, St. Saint Paul University,
Mauril-Bélanger Social Innovation Atelier
Ottawa ON K1S 1C4

Telephone: 1-844-404-7437

Email:  info@readinessfund.ca

Hours: 9am - 4pm (Monday to Friday)