Venture Niagara – Community Futures Development Corporation

Regional Relief and Recovery Fund applications are now closed.

Eligible businesses are encouraged to contact us to discuss funding or liquidity relief options available.

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Business Financing

Financing is accessed by the submission of a Loan Application, satisfactory due diligence by Venture Niagara staff and approval by the corporation’s loan committee. Like any application for a business loan, a certain amount of detail will be necessary both on the application and through supporting documents.

Success Stories

Venture Niagara has invested in a variety of businesses. Here are a few examples of the types of companies we have provided financing to:


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Start-up Financing Opportunities

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.

We’ve invested more than $20,000,000 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.

Mission Statement

Venture Niagara stimulates the growth of Niagara’s rural economy through providing a broad range of risk financing and assistance to small business entrepreneurs and fostering purposeful community development initiatives.