Emergency Community Support Fund

NORTHEAST REGIONAL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION ACTIVATING EMERGENCY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND ALONGSIDE COMMUNITIES COAST TO COAST TO COAST

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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. 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 Northeast British Columbia to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing $75,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply:  

GRANT AMOUNT

Up to $40,000

GRANT TIMELINE

Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed weekly. The ECSF is open until July 27th or until funds are depleted.

WHO CAN APPLY

A registered charity or qualified donee, located in Northeast British Columbia is eligible to apply. 

ELIGIBILITY

Do you have a project that addresses an urgent community need caused by COVID-19?  If so, please read the Guidelines to see if you and your program qualify.

Eligible projects will:

  • Clearly address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19;
  • Serve one or more vulnerable groups;
  • Be carried out in a short timeframe with a reasonable budget, before March 31, 2021.
  • Be for incremental costs and services due to COVID-19.

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1. Read the grant Guidelines and assess your program/project eligibility.

2. Submit your application through the online portal (Survey Monkey system).

The Grants Committee will meet weekly to recommend grants for approval. You will receive an email notifying you if your grant request was approved or denied. Funds for approved grants will be sent via electronic transfer. 

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Contact Info

If you have questions about Community Grants, please contact Susie Lefferson nercfoffice@gmail.com or call 250.782.8748

More Resources:

Not sure which agency to apply to? View the infographic for more information. 

More questions? Visit the CFC FAQ page.

The Emergency Community Support Fund

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