Investment Readiness Program

The Investment Readiness Program (IRP) offers funding between $10,000 to $100,000 (with the average funding size of approximately $40,000) to support social purpose organizations, which includes non-profits, charities, co-ops, and for-profit social enterprises, to advance towards or become ready for social finance investment. Learn more about the Investment Readiness Program by clicking here.

The Prince George Community Foundation, in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada, is offering IRP funding for the Cariboo, Northern BC & Haida Gwaii regions. If you are from another region, please click here, for a list of other Regional partners.

For the purpose of disbursing the IRP funds, the Prince George Community Foundation has partnered with Community Futures Fraser Fort George. Funds awarded to non-profits, for-profits and co-ops will flow through CFFFG. 

IRP funding may be used to work with an expert service provider on business ideation, market research, or business planning, or activities that encourage growth and scaling impact. The IRP does not fund core operating costs.

Federal Government Funding

The IRP is funded by the Government of Canada and aims to provide funding to help social purpose organizations become investment-ready. This is in preparation for a $755 million Social Finance Fund the federal government will invest over 10 years. With matching from the private sector, a total of $2 billion of investment will be available for social purpose organizations to enhance their impact and participate in the social finance market.

Round One is Closed

Results are available for viewing on the Community Foundations of Canada website, at https://www.communityfoundations.ca/funding-results-from-cfcs-first-round-of-the-investment-readiness-program/

Round Two is from September 8 - October 9, 2020

Resources:

These are just for planning purposes, all applications MUST be submitted through the national portal.

Apply Now!

Prepare your Application: 

1. Review the Program guidelines and FAQ's attached under resources located above. 

2. (Optional) Contact the PGCF to discuss your project eligibility 

3. Submit your application by October 9, 2020 at 5:00pm PST. 

Contact: 

Questions surrounding eligibility? Email info@pgcf.ca

Are you located outside of the region covered by the Prince George Community Foundation and are unsure who to apply through? Email CFC at readiness@communityfoundations.ca for help. 

Are you experiencing technical problems with the online application portal? Contact CFC at ingoy@communityfoundations.ca.