The Barrie Community Foundation launches the Emergency Community Support Fund with a local investment of $254,000.00 to support those most impacted by COVID-19.
Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children, 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 the Barrie area to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, the Barrie Community Foundation will be investing an additional $254,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. Organizations can apply now. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply.
We will provide specific guidance on the local program. Our aim is to support applications for quick approval and to flow funds rapidly. We know the need is great in our community. We want to get these funds out to the organizations who need them ASAP.
We will accept applications in both official languages. Applicants can apply in the language of their choice. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you require a French application or French-language support with your application.
The links below may be helpful to you.
- How to apply for the Emergency Community Support Fund – 02:00 PM Eastern Time, May 21
- Comment faire une demande pour le Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire – 11:00 AM Eastern Time, May 22
- How to apply for the Emergency Community Support Fund – 11:00 AM Eastern Time, May 25
- Link to application and guidelines