Thursday, April 10, 2008

PILOT PROGRAM HOPES TO ENCOURAGE SOCIAL ENTERPRISE IN GTA

The Centre for Social Innovation and BC-based Enterprising Non-Profits (ENP) have officially launched ENP-Toronto—a pilot program to spark and support social enterprise in the Greater Toronto Area. The Enterprising Non-Profits Program provides matching grants of up to $10,000 to non-profit organizations that are exploring the development of business activities (social enterprises) for the dual purpose of generating revenue and furthering their mission. This funding will allow non-profits to access the technical assistance they need at any stage along the social enterprise development path, from idea exploration and development to project launch and growth. Organizers will be hosting social enterprise workshops and ENP-TO orientation sessions in spring and fall 2008. To join our mailing list for further announcements, including the call for proposals, visit www.socialinnovation.ca/enp

A number of co-ops and related organizations are listed among the project’s funders including Alterna Savings, Carrot Common, Citizen’s Bank and The Co-operators Group.

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