The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCIES RESPONDING TO COVID-19 CAN NOW APPLY FOR EMERGENCY FUNDING THROUGH THE EMERGENCY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND (ECSF)

In April, the Government of Canada announced a $350 million fund to support charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19. The funding is a much-needed boost for community-based organizations that have seen demands for their services increase dramatically since the start of the pandemic.

Now, organizations providing front-line services to vulnerable people impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for support from the Fund, including registered charities, and other qualified donees.


CLICK HERE to find your local United Way Centraide and apply.

Most of the money will flow through three national organizations that can get funds quickly to local organizations that serve vulnerable populations – United Way Centraide Canada, the Red Cross, and Community Foundations Canada.

United Way Centraide Canada, through its local United Way Centraide members, is now accepting applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).

The Canadian Red Cross and Community Foundations of Canada are also accepting applications for separate granting streams funded through the ECSF.

The Canadian Red Cross will support a Preventing Disease Transmission Training and Equipment Program and a granting program for non-profits.

Community Foundations of Canada will also support a granting program for registered charities and qualified donees.