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Community Futures Sunrise

11 - 3rd Street North East, Weyburn, SK - Phone: (306) 842-8803

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Community Futures Sunrise has flexible lending criteria and each loan application will be evaluated on its own merit. Businesses must be physically located within our region and the majority of employment created must be within our region.

Microloans of up to $25,000 to start your business or give it a boost.

Community Futures (CF) Sunrise’s Biz Start and Biz Boost Microloans provide a low interest, flexible, business financing solution for entrepreneurs in the southeast region of Saskatchewan. CF Sunrise understands the difficulties that entrepreneurs face due to recent impacts on the economy. As a result, we are providing further support to small business owners in the form of quick, simple, online access to financing for working capital or expansion needs.

Biz Start Microloan (new or in operation for less than one year) and Biz Boost Microloan  (existing business) have the following terms:

  • Maximum loan of $25,000
  • Interest rate of prime + 2%
  • No principal payments for six months
  • No application fee
  • Repayment over three years, with no penalty for early payout
  • A one-time administration fee of 2%, which can be added to the loan amount

Microloan Eligibility Requirements

  • Funds will be used to start, buy, maintain or expand a business in the CF Sunrise region
  • Funds may not be used to prepay or refinance existing indebtedness
  • The business must demonstrate viability
  • A complete loan application has been submitted  

Apply for a Microloan today!


Loans Up To $150,000!  Looking for a larger business loan?  CF Sunrise can lend up to $150,000 to entrepreneurs in our southeast Saskatchewan region.  Learn More

Resources to Support Your Loan Application: Business Plan    Loan Application   Cash Flow Worksheet   

Review our loan application, loan decision process and redress policy:  Loan Process   



Regional Economic Development plays an important role in supporting the continued growth of our region. At Community Futures Sunrise, we are committed to driving positive change and enhancing the economic landscape of our region. We strive to foster and support entrepreneurship, attract investments and create a business environment that generates employment opportunities and boosts local economies.

With dedicated personnel focused on regional economic development, we offer a comprehensive range of services designed to support the needs of businesses, community organizations and municipalities. We work with individual communities as they develop and achieve their community economic development goals in the key areas of: business retention and expansion, business and investment attraction, community promotion and marketing, and regional tourism development.

Interested in our community and economic development supports? Get in touch with our Regional Economic Development Coordinator today. 


Have an area of business development you would like addressed in a workshop setting? CF Sunrise offers in-person, or virtual (via Zoom) facilitated workshops that can be customized to the business development topics you request. It’s easy to get the ball rolling - just let us know what topics you would like to see!

Check out our business workshop offers:  CF Sunrise Upcoming Events and Go Digital Sask Upcoming Events



Our 'From the Ground Up' video spotlight series showcases 10 unique and resilient entrepreneurs from throughout the region who have taken advantage of various programs and services we offer.

These are their stories.


A leader in encouraging youth entrepreneurship in the province, CF Sunrise works with regional schools to assist students in experiencing the world of micro business. Learn more about YouthBiz: 



BIG NEWS:  The 2022 YouthBiz Winners have been selected!  Congratulations to all students who participated in YouthBiz - your creativity and hard work resulted in top-notch YouthBiz entries! 

Check out the Winners List and see below for a sample of the winners' work.

  • Grade 6 - 8 Category Winners:
    • 1st Place:  Kaybree Fettes & Lydia Becker - Radville, SK  | The Explorium: Business Plan  
    • 2nd Place:  Alexis Schaeffer - Weyburn, SK  |  Xis Crafts: Video Commercial
    • 3rd Place:  Gabriel Avery & Dakota Anderson - Midale, SK  |  Bake Your DayWebsite
  • Grade 9 - 12 Category Winners:
    • 1st Place:  Entre 30 Class - Weyburn Comp School  |  Cloud 9 Blanket Co. - Website
    • 2nd Place:  Haylee Scrupps - Midale, SK  |  Explore the BooksBusiness Plan
    • 3rd Place:  Ava Anderson & Kaydence Stephens - Midale, SK  |  Ballz Fore DaysIncome Sheet Calculations
  • Achievement Award Winners:

Thank you to our generous 2022 YouthBiz sponsors!  Without the support of these community-minded organizations, YouthBiz would not be possible.

2022 YouthBiz Sponsors

More about YouthBiz . . .

YouthBiz is an exciting and fun business competition for grade 6 - 12 students in the CF Sunrise region (southeast Saskatchewan).  The contest promotes entrepreneurship, financial literacy and it encourages the connection between young people and the business community.  Students come up with a business idea, write about it, plan the finances to back it up and have fun developing simple marketing materials too!

Since YouthBiz began in 2007, over 3,050 students from southeast Saskatchewan have competed for more than $32,000 in prize money!

NEW in 2022 . . . YouthBiz focused on digital skill building.  We all know that business has changed over the last three years, and having an online presence is a 'must' for small business. That's why 2022 YouthBiz will include website building as an entry requirement (don't worry, we're here to help along the way).  Big Thanks to Go Digital Sask, who are sponsoring a prize package for one lucky 2022 YouthBiz winner:  a one-year e-commerce subscription and the help of the Go Digital Sask team to get their business online!


Handy Tutorials and Resources for YouthBiz participants:

How to Set Up a Account   Getting Started with Wix   How to Publish & Unpublish Your Wix Website   

STUDENTS - How to Use the YouthBiz Entry Form   TEACHERS - How to Upload ALL Student Entries

2022 YouthBiz Guide  Income Sheet 

2022 YouthBiz is now closed for new entries.  Want to get in the queue for next year?  Check out the STUDENT Entry Form and  TEACHER entry form

Have more questions?  Contact CF Sunrise, we're happy to help: