Social Enterprise Fund (SEF)

By mmuise
Description:

The Social Enterprise Fund (SEF) offers loans to social enterprises in Alberta that want to make things better in the community and in the world.


Comments on Funding:

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Deadline: Continuous Intake
Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • be social enterprises;
  • be social entrepreneurs;
  • be looking for loans to help improve the community;
  • be based in Alberta.
Application Steps:

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Documentation Needed:

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Other Things to Note:

There are almost as many definitions of social enterprise and social entrepreneurs as there are individuals working in the sector. But one of the most straightforward definitions is from the 2010 Canadian Task Force on Social Finance:
“… any organization or business that uses market-oriented production and sale of goods and/or services to pursue a public benefit mission. This covers many organizational forms – ranging from enterprising charities, non-profits and cooperatives to social purposes businesses, which are for-profit businesses designed to fulfill a social mission.”

About the author
mmuise