United Way Greater Victoria and Victoria Foundation re-activating the Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that have faced increased challenges. To provide emergency relief, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help support communities made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic.
With COVID-19 cases increasing in many communities, and a continuous call for emergency relief, the ECSF will reopen with a second round of funding, providing much-needed assistance to federally registered charities and non-profit organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability. The Government of Canada is flowing this funding through United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross.
United Way Greater Victoria is proud to be working with the Victoria Foundation and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in the Capital Region and Duncan, to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, United Way Greater Victoria and Victoria Foundation will be investing an additional $685,000 towards local registered charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability.
Organizations are welcome to apply from October 5, 2020 until October 30, 2020 at 11:59PST. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply:
Who Should Apply
Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez présenter une demande de financement au Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous à FUACfirstname.lastname@example.org.