Monday, September 15th 2014

Grants Applications Available from the CDC

The Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) is now accepting grant applications for the Community Capacity Building Fund (CCBF). The CDC has $20,000 to invest in projects and would like to maximize impact by funding a variety of projects in both for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations/social enterprises.

The intent of the funding is to strengthen our communities by supporting projects that are incremental, address local needs and priorities and result in long term benefits including job creation, economic diversification, and enhanced business competitiveness.

Eligible Activities are not limited to but may include;

  1. Skills development and training including training for entrepreneurs, managers, employees, youth or volunteers. Training must support growth and sustainability within the organization or business or impact the employ-ability of the trainees.
  2. Marketing and awareness raising initiatives
  3. Succession planning
  4. Purchase of equipment to enhance service delivery
  5. Website development or up-grades

Eligible Recipients:

Must be located in the City of Orillia or the Townships of Oro-Medonte, Ramara or Severn, or the Chippewas of Rama First Nation and must be structured as: a non-profit organization (including municipalities); or a for- profit business (sole proprietor, partnership or corporation) – either existing or start up entity; or a social enterprise.

To apply, please visit the CDC’s Loan & Grants Application page or contact the office at 705-325-4903 Ext.101 or [email protected] .

It is strongly recommended that applicants contact the CDC before submitting an application.

Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 23rd 2014.