Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP) Applications are now being accepted for EODP non-repayable contributions for Business and Community Innovation Projects starting after April 1, 2018. Recover up to 50% of eligible costs. Projects must be completed prior to October 31, 2018. Follow the link in the Quick Menu and for more information contact Melanie Wright, Project Manager at 613 332-5564 ext. 210 today.
Please find the links below to our current EODP application form. The form is available in two file formats - as a Microsoft Word (.docx) document and as a fillable .pdf
Completed applications (with attachments) can be mailed, faxed, emailed or dropped in to the Bancroft office. Please note that we always recommend speaking to CFDC staff prior to completing an application.
For more information, please contact Melanie Wright
*Note: For fillable .pdf functionality, after the application form opens in your browser, it may need to be opened by your desktop .pdf software (ex: Adobe Reader).
Small Business and Social Enterprise clients can apply for financial assistance from the CFDC for up to $150,000, if they have been unable to receive adequate assistance from their Bank, Trust Company or Credit Union. Clients are invited to review all available resources within our office. Please contact our office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday if we can be of assistance.
NEW! Loans of up to $250,000 can now be made available under certain circumstances - contact out office to learn more.
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.
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.
In creating our community economic development strategy, the questions are:
Keeping these two questions in mind, CFDC has addressed the principles that: