Across Ontario, communities are coming together to reclaim ownership of community assets
These community assets are becoming spaces for change. We are witnessing amazing transformations – from old furniture stores into social purpose co-workings spaces, historic abbeys into affordable housing hubs, and empty hockey rink roofs into places for clean solar power generation.
Non-profits and charities have bold ideas to address systemic issues. Bringing these iconic project to life requires innovative business models, creative partnerships and financing.
Community bonds have proven to be part of the solution, but the getting to the point of issuing the bond is a journey. We’re here to help you on the road to raise.
Over the past year, we have been travelling across Ontario meeting with groups who have important projects to implement. We have seen and heard that additional resources and coaching is needed, not only to raise a community bond, but also to help move the project forward. Everyone needs a little bit of help. For some groups it is about business planning and financial modelling, for others they need help with securing a property or architectural renderings.
That’s why we are launching Bond Camp
Bond Camp is a 5-month program to give you the funding and coaching support needed to help bring your vision to life with community bonds.
Successful applicants will receive up to $10,000 in grant funding and coaching to increase your project’s investment readiness and prepare you on the road to raising a community bond.
To find out if you are eligible and submit an application, click here.