Emergency Community Support Fund

Updated October 5, 2020

 

Applications are now being accepted for the Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2.

This funding is intended to support frontline community service organizations providing services to support vulnerable Canadians. Funds are to be used for immediate needs and priorities related to the impact of COVID-19. 

Funding may be used to support …

 

Food security, financial wellness, health and hygiene, home care or personal support services, information and navigation, legal supports, mental health and wellness, shelter, safety, social inclusion and learning, transportation, engaging and recruiting volunteers, community outreach and engagement, and/or other.

Funded activities may include …


Preparing and delivering meals and/or food hampers; Supporting individuals in accessing income supports and financial coaching; Providing home care or personal support for seniors, elders, and persons with disabilities; Mental health & wellness supports, including crisis counselling and peer support; Personal safety supports, including for those living in or escaping situations of violence; Access to safe transport for essential appointment and errands.

Vulnerable individuals include …

 

Caregivers, children and youth, indigenous peoples, low income or living in poverty, members of LGBTQ2S+ communities or non-binary, newcomers (all), official language minority communities, people experiencing domestic or gender-based violence, people experiencing homelessness, people living in group homes or supportive living (under the age of 55), people living with mental illness, people struggling with addiction, persons with disabilities, prison populations (detained and incarcerated people), racialized (all), seniors and Elders (not in care), seniors and Elders (living in care), students (post-secondary), workers who are vulnerable (essential workers, temporary foreign workers, workers in the informal labour market, etc.), veterans, and women and girls, and/or others.

 

Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez présenter une demande de financement au Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous à FUAC-demande@centraide.ca.

Applications for up to $5,000 per project will be accepted until October 30, 2020 at midnight.  Organizations may apply for multiple projects, but must submit a separate application form for each project.

Completed Application forms, and questions about this funding, should be sent to:

Jamie Boyd

Executive Director, United Way Yukon

ed@unitedwayyukon.ca

 

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Emergency Community Support Fund Round 1

(September 29, 2020) -- United Way Yukon has provided $80,000 to 11 community service organizations to strengthen their capacity to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable people affected by COVID-19. About 2,700 individuals and families in the Yukon are benefitting from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, provided through Employment and Social Development Canada.

A range of activities are underway, from meal programs and internet access for seniors, to social inclusion “connection circles” and mental health supports. Projects began in the early summer and have until March 31, 2021 to be completed. See details in the news release.

 

ECSF FUNDING IS PROVIDED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA,

THROUGH EMPLOYMENT AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT CANADA.
 

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