Financing and Strategy

Driving Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Northumberland CFDC

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Regional Relief and Recovery Fund

The Regional Relief and Recovery Fund (RRRF) provides financial contributions (interest-free-loans) up to $40,000 to help support fixed operating costs directly to Northumberland-based Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Social Enterprises where business revenues have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, contributing to their short-term stability. READ MORE

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.



We provide loans of up to $250,000 for qualifying startups and small and medium-sized enterprises.


Our co-investment fund (sidecar) for technology startups and innovation-driven enterprises.


Our fintech-driven lending platform for innovative women-led business in rural Eastern Ontario.



Non-repayable performance-based funding transitioning SMEs in Northumberland to expand business growth and innovation.


Non-repayable performance-based funding to accelerate SMEs on the innovation track, benefiting multiple communities within Eastern Ontario.

FedDev Ontario

A federal institution providing funding for innovation and economic growth across Southern Ontario.



Soft land your innovation-driven enterprise in our flexible V13 VentureZone.


Compete in our biennial open invitational $250,000 technology startup competition.

Policetech Accelerator

Driving innovation and entrepreneurship to improve community safety


COVID-19 Resiliency Response

COVID-19 Resiliency Response

Support for Business from Northumberland CFDC Updated May 15th, 2020 Like you, we are deeply respectful of the need for physical distancing in helping to arrest the impacts of COVID19 on our nation and global communities. Thus, the team at Northumberland CFDC is now...

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COVID-19 Business Support Navigator

COVID-19 Business Support Navigator

These are exceptional times and everyone is working hard to ensure continuity of business wherever possible, while innovating to meet COVID-19 pandemic response challenges and opportunities.

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Latest Tweets

We are excited to announce our first Brilliant Catalyst Innovation Challenge in partnership with @maxsimhealth. Visit for more details and to register for the information session! #innovation #creativity @ontariotech_u @OT_FBIT @OT_FEAS @OT_FSc

President Don Owen dropped by the @Venture_13 MakerLab in #Cobourg today to present w a $1K donation from @CobourgRotary (the single largest contribution to our emergency PPE production effort). 📸Here w our own John Hayden + the guys from @MicrofactoryC.

#ICYMI: Update on #COVID19 support for #Cdnbusinesses:
✔️Support for tourism
✔️Funding to help #womenentrepreneurs
✔️Expanded Canada Emergency Business Account

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