Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now.
The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19.
Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in the North Simcoe region to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $85,480 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations.
The ECSF has simple eligibility criteria and a quick application process and reporting procedure. We invite you to learn more below and apply starting today.
The application is designed to be straightforward and efficient. It should take your organization about 20 minutes to complete.
Applications will be received and assessed on a weekly rolling basis, so that you can get an answer as soon as possible and we can start flowing funding swiftly.
Qualified donees will be funded through United Way and community foundations. Non-profit organizations will be funded through the Canadian Red Cross. See infographic
The Emergency Community Support Fund