United Way Winnipeg is accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to registered charities and qualified non-profits adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF was announced by the Government of Canada and is administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.
United Way is proud to support the important investment over $2.5M into our local communities. (Winnipeg, rural and northern Manitoba)
“Canadian charities and not for profits are always there to help you, in your time of need. But the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing real challenges to these important organizations. With today’s announcement, the Government of Canada will be there for them so they can continue to be there for Canadians,” remarked The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
“United Way Winnipeg is very pleased to partner with the Government of Canada in administering this fund. We will build on the efforts in our community and continue to work together with our community partners to ensure resources are invested where they will have the greatest impact so no one is left behind. Our communities need help now and these needs will continue far into the future,” said Connie Walker, President & CEO of United Way Winnipeg.
United Way Winnipeg, The Winnipeg Foundation/Endow Manitoba, and Canadian Red Cross – Manitoba have developed a coordinated process to allocate and disburse the Government of Canada funding to support vulnerable populations in Manitoba. The intermediaries have formed the Emergency Community Support Table.