As of May 19, charities and non-profits who deliver essential services to those in need can access a new federal $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund.
Eligible projects should:
- Address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19, by supplying the necessities of life, supporting activities of daily living, such as through education materials for children in low-income homes, mental health supports for people in crisis and accessibility services to persons with disabilities;
- Serve one or more vulnerable populations during COVID-19;
- be carried out in a short timeframe with a reasonable budget; and
- attest to not having secured funds to cover the costs of the activities for which they have applied from another intermediary, another federal COVID-19 response program or a different source.
The deadline to apply is July 27.
The Fund aims “to help community organizations adapt frontline services for vulnerable Canadians – such as seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, newcomers, women, children and youth, LGBTQ2 people, Indigenous people and racialized people – to the challenges of COVID-19.
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