Community Futures Development Corporation of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin`s vision is to create sustainable self-reliant communities in our region.
Community Futures Development Corporation of North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin provides programs and services to support enterprise, community-based development, and employment in our region.
Businesses and Social Enterprises can apply for financial assistance from Community Futures for up to $300,000
A customized financing solution, including flexible payment terms and no prepayment penalties, are features we build into every loan.
Community Futures is very involved in offering SME's (Small & Medium Sized Enterprises) and Social Enterprises information, advice and resources when starting, expanding or maintaining their business. This can involve assisting with the completion of a business plan, budgeting, marketing and in-depth accounting and processes.
For more information or to book an appointment please call our office and speak withCarolyn at (613) 332-5564 extension 203
In addition to one-on-one assistance, Community Futures offers seminars, frequently in partnership with other organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, the Small Business Centre and financial institutions, to provide information and training on such topics as e-business, marketing, board governance, leadership skills and customer service.
Community Economic Development (C.E.D.) means an inclusive, strategic, long-term, integrated & community-driven approach to local economic development whereby the community takes responsibility for planning and implementing measures to improve their economic future, well-being and quality of life.
Community Economic Development projects will vary considerably from one community to another and could include a wide range of local initiatives in areas such as:
tourism, entrepreneurship, and economic opportuntities for specific client groups such as : women, youth, Indigenous peoples and official language minorities.