Funding available through CFDCs, of which the Orillia Area CDC is one, to help local small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
The CDC has received additional funding to support local businesses and social enterprises. We invite all organizations who meet the eligibility criteria to apply. However, funding is limited and as such, we suggest submitting your application as soon as possible.
The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free loans, with the option for a forgivable portion) to help support fixed operating costs of SMEs, where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
In southern Ontario, funding is available through two separate application streams, as follows:
- Apply directly to FedDev Ontario
- Apply to your local CFDC (i.e. Orillia Area CDC)
The Orillia Area Community Development Corp. (CDC) is a federally supported not-for-profit Community Futures Development Corporation with a volunteer Board of Directors and professional staff whose purpose is to enrich the local economy through coaching, training and financing businesses, and fostering community economic development projects. The CDC has been supporting businesses in the community for over 35 years.