Comments on Funding:
Funding amount is between $150,000 and $500,000.
The applicant must:
must submit a “Statement of Interest” which will be reviewed by SOFII staff for eligibility within 5 business days. Statement of Interest should be completed on-line or, scanned and emailed, to our office. Projects meeting the eligibility guidelines will be encouraged to, and counselled in how to, apply for support.
must submit full application including all requested attachments after completing all 4 sections of the online form: Applicant information, project information, Financial information and Authorization and applicant submission.
After they check for application completeness, begin due dilligence analysis and seek 3rd party expert advice as needed, the SOFII Staff provides a summary and formal recommendation to Investment Review Committee. Investment Review Committee reviews application and makes the decision to approve/decline or defer and applicant will be asked to present in person or virtually depending on location and timing.
Community Futures Eastern Ontario Board of Directors approves recommendation of the Investment Review Committee. Application decisions are communicated to the Applicant, including formal written notification in all cases and a Formal Letter of Offer is sent to the Applicant, where Approved.
Other Things to Note:
The Southern Ontario Fund for Investment in Innovation (SOFII) loan fund acts as a catalyst for increased investment in and support for innovation and is one element in the emerging climate of support for high-growth companies in Southern Ontario. Launched by the Government of Canada in July 2012, SOFII is supported through FedDev Ontario and is delivered by Community Futures Eastern Ontario.
This program has a continuous, open intake period.