Investment Readiness Program

Program Updates

September 2, 2020: There is currently a waitlist of highly assessed applications that could not be funded in Round One.  As it stands, the value of the waitlisted projects exceeds funds currently available for Round Two for this region.

April 29, 2020: As a result of Covid-19 there have been a number of unanticipated delays at many levels. The Community Foundations of Canada team are guiding that your IRP Regional Partner will have information to convey to applicants in mid to late May. Our apologies for the delays, but obviously, these are unprecedented times. 

Applications are open through October 9

About the Investment Readiness Program

Your IRP Regional Partner

Community Foundations of Canada has a network of regional partners for the IRP who will answer questions from potential applicants, adjudicate applications, and administer payments. The County Foundation and Upper Canada Equity Fund are the lead partners for IRP South Central East Ontario, which includes the following areas:
  • Akwesasne Territory
  • Cornwall
  • Frontenac County (rural)
  • Haliburton County
  • Hastings County
  • Kawartha Lakes
  • County of Lennox & Addington
  • Peterborough County
  • Prince Edward County
  • Tyendinaga Territory

Eligibility & Available Funding

  • The IRP is open to social purpose organizations including charities, non-profits, co-operatives and for-profits with a social impact.
  • Eligible organizations can receive $10,000 to $100,000 in non-repayable funds to develop, design, measure, and scale their social enterprises.
  • The IRP can assist organizations at any stage, from refining an idea to scaling up and preparing for investments.

Program Information & Resources

Deadline & Online Application Form

Applications for the second and final round of funding are open through October 9, 2020 at 8:00 pm EST via the national portal.

Regional Contact

  • Partners in the region can contact the local IRP project manager below for more information, and applicants can reach out if they have questions.
  • We encourage applicants to review FAQs and application guidelines at the links above before reaching out with questions.
  • Nous vous invitons à communiquer avec notre chargé de projet en français, si vous préférez.

Duncan Moore
Project Manager, IRP South Central East Ontario
Call/txt: +1 (866) 606-3066 (toll-free calls)