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Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) is a $350 million investment made by the Government of Canada to support support qualified donees in running projects at the community level that serve vulnerable populations that have been especially affected by COVID-19.

The Government of Canada has partnered with national intermediaries, namely, Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, and United Way Centraide Canada, to deliver the ECSF. While intermediaries are managing their respective funding streams separately, they are coordinating to ensure funding flows swiftly to organizations. See the infographic to learn more about what intermediary is funding and where you can apply.

“This is a vital step in the fight against COVID-19,” says Randall Howard, CWCF Chair. “Local charities and non-profit organizations are working tirelessly to support those in our community who need it most. This additional funding is a much-needed boost to their efforts and significantly accelerates our ongoing consultations and granting through our COVID-19 Fund. We’re looking forward to flowing funds quickly to ensure no one in our community is left behind.”

Al funds have now been allocated. If you have any questions or would like to discuss the program, please contact us at grants@cwcfoundations.ca.