ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a charity that supports entrepreneurs with small businesses in the Greater Toronto Area by providing micro-loans up to $5,000. ACCESS gives character-based loans to help promising entrepreneurs with insufficient credit to access financing from traditional lenders. The abilities, skills and commitment of the applicant, in conjunction with the strength of their business plan, are the key decision criteria. ACCESS funds are used to guarantee loans through Alterna Savings and the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC).
ACCESS currently has community chapters in the Riverdale, Black Creek, Thorncliffe Park, East Scarborough, Lawrence West, Southwest Scarborough and Regent Park communities. Our Central chapter serves cleints from across the Greater Toronto Area.