Communitas Supportive Care Society Receives Investment Readiness Program Funding for Little Sprout Cafe

20 April 2021Grants & Funding, News & Announcements

Thanks to a partnership between the Government of Canada and Community Foundations of Canada, we recently provided Communitas Supportive Care Society with Investment Readiness Program (IRP) funding for the opening of Little Sprout Cafe.
The IRP is designed to help social enterprises explore, grow and flourish across the country while helping solve pressing social, cultural and environmental challenges. Social enterprises were eligible for $10,000-$100,000 in non-repayable funds to help get ready to access investment in Canada’s growing social finance marketplace.
Communitas Supportive Care Society operates Communitas Social Enterprises to provide permanent full-time and part-time employment, plus short-term work experience and employment readiness training for people living with diverse abilities. Communitas received IRP funding to help launch Little Sprout Cafe, which includes growing organic microgreens to be featured on the menu and sold to the public; while demonstrating the benefits that inclusive work environments have on the community. More specifically, the funding is being used to cover the costs of internal project development and professional consulting services centered around marketing and culinary expertise.
Check out the video below to hear Matt Dirks, the Program Director at Communitas, talk about this exciting project and how it will provide more opportunities for those living with diverse abilities.

Little Sprout Cafe is now open! Interested in picking up some delicious food? Click here for more information.
Learn more about the Investment Readiness Program by clicking here.


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