The Government of Canada and United Ways announce the Emergency Community Support Fund

Emergency Community Support Fund aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt during COVID-19

The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19.

United Way Central Alberta is accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).

The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF was announced by the Government of Canada and is administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

United Way Central Alberta is proud to support the important investment of $888,357 into our local communities.

As Minister Hussen has noted, “The COVID-19 crisis is having a real and significant impact on all Canadians. Today’s announcement will help ensure that if Canadians need the support of a community organization, it will be there for them.”

Funding applications, guidelines and other important information can be accessed through the United Way Central Alberta website: www.caunitedway.ca.

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