CSED's UNCAPPED program aims to strengthen the sustainability and impact of Ottawa’s social enterprise sector
Ottawa, Ontario, September 18, 2018 - The Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) is thrilled to announce the launch of its capacity building program UNCAPPED. The program enables the start-up, growth and scaling of social enterprises through organizational readiness and capacity building support, including access to funding.
The UNCAPPED program is open to charities, not-for-profit organizations, co-operatives, and for-profit businesses with a clearly demonstrated social purpose. Under the program, participants will receive curated readiness and capacity building support that may include one-on-one coaching, facilitated cohort-based training, access to community mentors/experts, and funding in the form of grants, loans or grant/loan combinations.
As a trusted intermediary, CSED bridges social enterprises and financial providers in Ottawa while providing support activities designed to remove obstacles that impact the development and success of the social enterprise sector.
“UNCAPPED is designed to assist Ottawa area social enterprises, across corporate structures and stages, to develop, grow and scale their operations,” said Michael Murr, Executive Director, CSED. “The wonderful thing about the program is that we’re providing access to readiness support and capacity building as well as offering a range of funding support. Whether you’re looking to start a social enterprise or are already established, CSED can help bring it all together.”
CSED’s UNCAPPED program is made possible with support from our charitable partner Heartwood House and our funders the Province of Ontario’s Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund (SEDF), Alterna Savings, Ottawa Community Foundation and United Way Ottawa.
Learn more about UNCAPPED.