Collaborative Economic Development Projects: Non-repayable performance-based funding up to $100,000 to invest in innovation capital projects, with benefits to multiple communities within Eastern Ontario.
In 2017 we maintained our record pace
For the second straight year we provided $1.4 million in loans to small businesses in Northumberland, helping entrepreneurs to start up, stabilize and expand their business. In addition to standard financing, we also offer many unique lending products including social enterprise loans, accessibility loans and loans for entrepreneurial newcomers to Canada. Learn more about how the Community Futures Program can help your business succeed.
Our Vision: Community Futures
Prosperity in Northumberland (and across Eastern Ontario) through innovation and entrepreneurship.
How do we get there?
By providing financing and strategy for entrepreneurs. We provide loans of up to $250,000 for business start up, stabilization and expansion.
Who do we work with?
Growth-oriented SMEs, next generation startups and twenty-first century institutions who are creating local economic opportunities and high quality jobs.
A Greeting from the Right Hon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Venture13 Set to Ignite Innovation in the Eastern Region
Read our latest press release
January 23, 2018
Dan Ruby from Ontario Centres of Excellence will be in Northumberland meeting with tech startups and innovation-driven enterprise. If your company is interested in OCE programming and funding opportunities, please get in touch with us to arrange an in-person meeting with Dan at our offices.
January 30, 2018
Northumberland Central Chamber of Commerce is holding their Annual General Meeting at 6 PM.
January 31, 2018
The Business Enterprise Centre Northumberland (BECN) is holding a social media marketing workshop for Chamber Members ($10) a s well as non-Chamber members ($15) with presenter, Peter Thomas. Click here for more information.
February 7, 2017
The Port Hope & District Chamber of Commerce is holding their Annual General Meeting at 11:30 AM.
February 8-10, 2018
The Agri Food Management Institute (AMI) is putting on the “Bon Appetit - Food Business Conference” at the Best Western Inn and Convention Centre in Cobourg, with opening night tasting showcase at the OAFVC in Colborne. Click here for more information (tickets are $32.12-$60.12).
In Other News
FedDev Ontario recently published four of our regional video success stories demonstrating the exciting impacts that Northumberland CFDC’s Collaborative Economic Development Projects are having across Eastern Ontario. Check out the videos here.
Are you an at-home professional, independent contractor/small business or isolated worker looking for flexible access to a professional office/meeting space in Cobourg? Check out the “Factory” at 600 William St., recently launched by The Business & Entrepreneurship Centre Northumberland (click here). An annual membership is only $59.99 + HST.
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Nos projets PDEO @FedDev_Ontario aident les PME à évoluer vers l’économie de l’innovation et les PCDÉ les propulsent en avant.
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@grebler Well done, UCIC! Congratulations.