Working Together to Invest in Black Creek Community
The Black Creek Microcredit Program is a Community Loan Fund that helps small and emerging businesses in the Black Creek Community meet their need for credit by securing loans of up to $5000. By granting small loans to local entrepreneurs, the Black Creek Microcredit Program is contributing to local economic development.
Enhancement of Services Initiatives
The Black Microcredit Program was established in 2007 and partners with ACCESS Community Capital Fund and Alterna Savings to support the entrepreneurial desires of our community members.
We were officially launched in February 2010. Please see video clips of the launch
Applications are now being accepted from high school, college and university students who want to start and run a business over the summer with a $3,000 grant from the province plus free workshops and mentoring support.
Get Involved: Support Local Community Development
The Black Creek Microcredit Program is volunteer-based. All of our members contribute to the running of the program through their donation of time, skills, expertise, goods/services and/or as investors and donors. We encourage local community involvement in the development of our program. You can volunteer on one of our committees, mentor a new entrepreneur, donate and/or invest in the Microcredit Program.
Apply to the Microcredit Program
The Black Creek Microcredit Program seeks to support small business incubation and growth by reducing barriers to financial credit. We are looking for entrepreneurs who want to start or grow their business but have difficulty acquiring small amounts of capital.
If you are a resident of the Black Creek Community who want to start or grow your business, apply to our community loan fund here.
Black Creek Resources
- Black Creek Small Business Drop-in Have a business idea? Need to grow your business? Need some help?!Visit our business experts at the Black Creek Small Business Drop-in at the York University-TD Community Engagement Centre from 1 PM – 3 PM every other Thursday. See the Events Calendar for upcoming sessions.Co-sponsored by the Black Creek Microcredit Program and Youth Unlimited’s BluePrints Program.
- Black Creek Business 101 Workshops The Black Creek Microcredit Program hosts Business 101 Workshops for your group or association.For more information or to request a workshop session, call 416-747-5616 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on how to invest, support or apply to the loan fund:
Barry Reider, Chair, Black Creek Microcredit Program Steering Committee