Program to support the recovery of women-owned businesses re-launches at Community Futures Oxford

Program to support the recovery of women-owned businesses re-launches at Community Futures Oxford

The Thrive Oxford program is returning with a renewed focus on supporting the recovery of small businesses and sustainability.

Community Futures Oxford was awarded $48,000 from the Libro Prosperity Fund in December 2019. After launching the program in February 2020, Thrive Oxford was paused for group programming due to the pandemic. While the team made efforts to continue the program virtually, participants in rural communities had internet connectivity challenges that made it difficult to participate fully. Thrive Oxford is relaunching with a continued focus on sustainability and a new focus on supporting women entrepreneurs that were significantly impacted over the last two years.  

Over the course of the program, participants will define business development goals focused on recovery and sustainability. To achieve these goals, support will be provided on topics such as financial literacy, marketing, and how to successfully secure funding. The program will end with a live pitch presentation for cash and in-kind prizes. Many training components will be delivered by industry experts from Oxford County and neighbouring communities including Money Mindset Financial Coaching, The Social Factory, Bear & Fox Apparel and Green Economy London.

The Thrive Oxford program will officially launch on September 26, but information about eligibility, application process and timelines can be found on the Community Futures Oxford website, including details about eligibility and the application process.

Up to ten women will be accepted into the program and applications are due on September 16. Applications and program information are available online.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Lindsay Wilson | CED Coordinator

519-425-0401 | lwilson@cfoxford.ca