Western Ontario Rural Capital Pool

Community Futures Middlesex is a participant in the Western Ontario Rural Capital (WORC) Pool established by the Western Ontario Community Futures Development Corporation Association (WOCFDCA) in March 2016.

The WORC Pool intends to support participating CFDCs in accessing funds for their clients, bolstering the lending to small businesses in Southwestern Ontario and supporting projects that align with regional diversification and development planning for industry clusters.

FedDev Ontario contributed $3.2 million to jump-start the WORC Pool, which was made possible through the Investing in Regional Diversification (IRD) initiative. Its purpose is to facilitate long-term development and build strong, diverse economies in Southwestern Ontario. The IRD utilizes each region’s experts and uniqueness, attracting new investments and opportunities for growth.

If you are interested in pursuing WORC Pool funding, please contact us.

More details about the WORC Pool are available here.