Emergency Community Support Fund

Applications available beginning May 19, 2020

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The Emergency Community Support Fund represents a significant investment by the Government of Canada into local communities.

Qualified registered charities and nonprofit organizations are able to apply for these funds.

Funding is intended to strengthen the capacity of community service organizations to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable individuals and families affected by COVID-19.

United Way is an intermediary administering the Emergency Community Support Fund and grant application process to fund activities that meet basic minimum requirements including:

  • addresses a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19;
  • serves one or more vulnerable populations during COVID-19;
  • can be carried out in a short timeframe (from date of signature to March 31, 2021) with a reasonable budget; and
  • has not secured funds to cover the costs of the activities for which they have applied from another intermediary, another federal COVID-19 response program or a different source.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as they are received for as long as funds allow. All funding allocations will be made on or before July 31, 2020.

Application Guide

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Funded by the Government of Canada

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