Harve$t Impact Cultivator Loan Application

Harve$t Impact Cultivator Loan Application


APPLY for Social Impact Financing

Harvest Impact Cultivator Loan is a program offering $10,000 in financing at 0% interest to approximately 34 Guelph-Wellington food system businesses (including not-for-profits and social enterprises) in support of their recovery from current economic shocks and helps them shift their practices in a way that contributes to a more sustainable, equitable and healthy food economy.

This financing project is in collaboration with Waterloo Wellington Community Futures (WWCF) and Saugeen Economic Development Corporation (SEDC).

This is not an official application for financing. This registration is Step 1 in the process.

For more detailed information about the program, please refer to Harvest Impact Cultivator Loan Program Guide. This registration will help us understand how you would use the loan to achieve the objectives of the project and what sustainable outcomes will be achieved.

  • Please confirm whether you are a Seeding Our Food Future participant. If you are not in this program, we would still like to hear from you, as additional financing will be available for businesses not in this program.
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  • Please note the maximum Harvest Impact Cultivator Loan size is $10,000 to be used for cash flow and working capital. Please indicate whether you are seeking financing above this amount, as in other financing supports may be available to program participants.
  • If you are seeking funds above the $10,000 Cultivator Loan, please indicate the timing and uses for any funds above $10,000 separately.
  • Describe the core product(s), service(s), or program(s) that your enterprise is developing. This will be used/modified as your public listing on the Harvest Impact/Our Food Future websites as we seek to map and promote these projects. (We will pre-approve any revised wording with you.)
  • Inspired by the planet’s natural cycles, a circular food economy reimagines and regenerates the systems that feed us, eliminating waste, sharing economic prosperity, and nourishing our communities. Include any positive social, environmental and economic impacts of this project.

  • The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including those related to poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice. Learn more about how your business can advance each of the SDGs.
  • Harvest Impact will connect your project to the appropriate contact at either WWCF or SEDC (depending on your geographical location). You will submit your completed loan application form and required documents directly to either WWCF/SEDC. WWCF and SEDC will manage your applications directly. To download the loan application form, please visit WWCF: loan application form (PDF); or SEDC: loan application form (PDF).
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Socially Financing Our Future

Our Food Future

A Smart Cities Circular Food Economy Project​

Inspired by the planet’s natural cycles, a circular food economy reorganizes and regenerates the systems that feed us, eliminating waste, replenishing our ecological systems, sharing economic prosperity, and nourishing our communities. In Guelph-Wellington, we are working to build a circular food economy that will achieve a 50% increase in access to affordable nutritious food, 50 new circular economy businesses and collaborations and a 50% increase in circular economic revenue by recognizing the value of waste.

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