Venture Niagara - Community Futures Development Corporation

Grimsby, Lincoln, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Pelham,
St. Catharines, Thorold & Welland

Looking for Financing?Helpful Business ServicesEN-slide-grow-SQNow Lending in St. Catharines

Where do you go when you need money to grow?

Do you have a great business idea but can’t seem to find the money to finance it? You’re not alone. There are many good ideas that never see the light of day for the lack of money to get started. But there are options.

Since 1985 Venture Niagara Community Futures Development Corporation has been helping entrepreneurs across Niagara with loans and investment they need to start or grow their business. We’ve invested more than $14,000,000 to date and helped hundreds of small and medium size businesses to reach their goals, creating hundreds of sustainable jobs in the process.

Venture Niagara can provide your business with money to purchase equipment and inventory, finance purchase orders and cover operating expenses. Term loans, operating lines and on occasion, equity investments are available if your business qualifies.


  • 22/01/2015

    Cycling Tourism in Niagara – The Wheels Continue to Turn

    THOROLD, ONTARIO – On January 22nd, 2015, Venture Niagara launched the new Niagara Cycling Tourism Centre and shared results of the 2014 Niagara Cycling Tourism Project. The Project consisted of an environmental scan of all 12 municipalities, a survey of 124 visiting cyclists, research on other cycling friendly destinations and the attendance of several cycling […]

  • 15/05/2014

    Entrepreneurship is flourishing in Niagara

    Over $1.3 million in repayable financing approved this past year Thorold, ON – Reports about the tough regional economy and the challenges to find work in Niagara are numerous and concerning. However, more local residents are taking charge of their careers and financial well-being by starting a businesses or expanding their existing company and hiring […]

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