Social Enterprise

UNCAPPED (Social Finance for Social Enterprise)



UNCAPPED is a social financing program led by Ottawa’s Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) that seeks to provide social enterprises with the appropriate grant, debt and hybrid financing options to support their growth. UNCAPPED is designed to overcome funding barriers and gaps faced by social enterprises at various stages of development and with diverse legal structures.

Social enterprise development coaching was offered by CSED (Centre for Social Enterprise Development) and mécènESS.

Les services d’accompagnement en français étaient offert par :


More on this project:
Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund: an initiative to provide growth financing for Ontario-based social enterprises. The Social Enterprise Demonstration Fund helps social entrepreneurs/enterprises who are tackling Ontario’s most pressing social and environmental issues, and creating jobs.


Funding for this project was provided by the Government of Ontario and United Way Ottawa.

Our Partners:

            • Centre for Social Enterprise Development (CSED) is a not for profit organization that advances businesses and organizations, whose primary objective is to drive systemic social change.CISED




            • MécènESS is an enterprise providing technical assistance to French Social Enterprise promoters, delivering training, providing coaching and mentorship and develops many social enterprise resources accessible in French and in English.




            • Invest Ottawa carries out economic development programs in the area of entrepreneurship mentorship, start-up development, business incubation services, commercialization, targeted sector development and investment attraction.





            • Conseil de la coopération de l’Ontario (CCO) provides education, promotion, coordination and advisory services to Ontario Francophone cooperatives and social enterprises.