The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) activities at CMC continue to encourage and support co-ops to apply to the program to receive funding for their projects. In the past month, CMC held two informational webinars with the Newfoundland and Labrador Co-operative Association about the IRP.

During Co-op Week, CMC also presented a capacity building grant writing workshop followed by a Q&A session with funders, allowing attendees to brush up on their grant writing skills.

On November 4th, CMC will be co-hosting an information session with Local Food and Farm Co-ops about the IRP. If you’re a start-up farm business, a co-op, or food social enterprise you’ll want to join this session to learn more about what funding options exist for you with the IRP. If you are interested in attending this event, please register here

The Community Foundations of Canada and the Foundation for Black Communities currently have their funding cycles open. Visit their websites to learn more about eligibility and application process.

Funding Cycle Update

For Quebec-based social purpose organizations, the Chantier de l’économie sociale information is available online, and their application cycle will open on November 7, 2022.

For more updates on the IRP including events, funding cycles, and other opportunities visit CMC’s website and our IRP microsite.