Edmonton Social Enterprise Fund
Brief Public Policy Profile CCRPèS - CSERP
The Edmonton Social Enterprise Fund was developed to address the need for non-profit organisations to access patient capital to develop and expand revenue generating activities and to be able to access interim (bridge) financing for social housing development. The Edmonton Social Enterprise Fund is part of a growing social finance movement in Canada. According to Martin Garber- Conrad of the Edmonton Community Foundation, the Fund is intended to address a lack of funding for the Social Economy and reflects a belief that organisations can do more if they have access to financing for growth and expansion.