Call for proposals: Investment Readiness Program – Stream 2: Ecosystem builder: Closed

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

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Application period

This call for proposals was open from August 06, 2021 to September 16, 2021 at 3:00 pm Eastern daylight time (EDT).

Note: Only specific groups or sectors can apply. Should you wish to submit a proposal, or if you have questions or feedback on this process , please email us at EDSC.CN.PPI-IRP.NC.ESDC@servicecanada.gc.ca before September 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm (EDT).

Description

Based on the success of the pilot program, the renewed Investment Readiness Program (IRP) will continue to advance Social Innovation and Social Finance (SI/SF) in Canada. It will support social purpose organizations (SPOs) to build their capacity to access social finance and a strengthened SI/SF ecosystem. SPOs are organizations with a social or environmental mission. SPOs straddle the charitable and non-profit sector and the private sector.

The renewed IRP will be delivered under 2 streams:

The call for proposals for the IRP will be done using a 2-round process. To allow for the continuity of the momentum from the pilot IRP, identified organizations that meet the criteria will be invited to submit their proposals during Round 1. However, other organizations that meet the criteria for this process can also choose to submit a proposal during Round 1. They are also able to express an interest in submitting a proposal for Round 2, which will be launched at a later date.

In order to further meet the objectives of the renewed IRP, organizations who are serving and/or being led by Women, Indigenous Peoples, Black People and other Racialized Communities, Official Language Minority Communities, People with Disabilities and other equity-deserving group are encouraged to submit a proposal or express an interest in submitting a proposal for Round 2.

The IRP supports the Government of Canada’s goal to increase inclusion and opportunities for participation of Canadians in their communities.

The total grants and contributions funding envelope for the IRP is $45,815,426. We anticipate that we will sign agreements with 20 to 30 organizations to deliver the IRP.

Objective

The objective of this process is to fund organizations to build and strengthen the SI/SF ecosystem.

This funding will support projects that build and strengthen the SI/SF ecosystem in these areas:

The IRP seeks to reach SPOs that serve and are led by:

The successful projects will begin in Fall 2021 and end by March 31, 2023.

Organizations solicited for this funding

Organizations solicited for this funding must:

We have identified 10 organizations that meet these criteria in round 1 of this process.

The following organizations, in alphabetical order, were identified and invited to apply on August 06, 2021:

Eligibility

Eligible organizations may only submit 1 application for funding under this call.

Eligible applicants

Eligible organizations are those located in Canada and must be one of the following types:

*These organizations must have a Canada Revenue Agency business or registration number, or proof of provincial incorporation or registration

Find information on funded grants and contribution projects in proactive disclosure.

Contact us

Should you wish to submit a proposal, or if you have questions or feedback on this process , please email us at EDSC.CN.PPI-IRP.NC.ESDC@servicecanada.gc.ca before September 8, 2021 at 3:00 pm (EDT).

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