Coopérative Coup de cœur

Coopérative Coup de cœur

 

OBJECTIVE 

To support the creation of cooperative societies or projects that are put forth from existing cooperatives throughout the province of Quebec, by the way of crowdfunding as a complementary means to sustain their development. 

CONCEPT

The program aims at supporting cooperative societies by the way of professional consulting services and grants equivalent to 10 % of the financing campaign objective on La Ruche (min 500$, max 2,000$).

SUPPORT OPTIONS

For cooperative societies still in the start-up stage :

70 hours of professional consulting, free, spread on a period between 12 and 18 months (6,000 $ value), notably : 

  • Courses on cooperative society basics 
  • Help in the creation of process of the society
  • Support in drafting the business model
  • Support in the legal process
  • Support in implementing the regulatory framework for your cooperative
  • Support in launching your cooperative
  • Your first annual checkup statement

AND

A grant equivalent to 10 % of the financing campaign objective on La Ruche (min 500$, max 2,000$).


For existing cooperative societies :

A grant equivalent to 10 % of the financing campaign objective on La Ruche (min 500$, max 2,000$).
 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA  

  • The campaign objective must be the creation of, or a project supporting by, a cooperative society
  • In order to receive the grant, the cooperative society must be legaly constituted at the end of the La Ruche campaign.

* For a cooperative in the start-up stage :

  • Successfully complete your financing campaign with a minimal objective of 5,000 $.
  • Agree to fullly observe the consulting process of the CDRQ
  • Agree to the legal constitution of the cooperative 
  • The cooperative must become a member of the CDRQ or a cooperative federation pertinent to its mission statement
  • To benefit from the professional contulting services free of charge, promoters cannot be already supported by the CDRQ or a similar organization for this purpose.


For an existing cooperative :

  • Successfully complete your financing campaign with a minimal objective of 5,000 $
  • The cooperative must become a member of the CDRQ or a cooperative federation pertinent to its mission statement

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS

* The project can also be a cooperative that has received its statutes for less than a year, but has still to hold its founding assembly and need help to set it up.