United Way Greater Victoria and Victoria Foundation are activating Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast
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 the national networks United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross.
We are proud to be working with the Community Foundations of Canada, Canadian Red Cross and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Capital Regional District to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy.
Through the ECSF, United Way and the Victoria Foundation will be investing $1.635 Million towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. Organizations can apply for funding from United Way and Victoria Foundation through one application process starting on May 19, 2020 and applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis until July 31, 2020 or until funds are fully allocated.
Please note: Successful agencies must agree to provide reports every three weeks until March 31, 2021 on amounts, populations, needs, service types, service areas.
Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply:
Who Should Apply