UPDATE: The Dufferin Community Foundation has granted the full funding available to our community through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. Check back here for details on upcoming grant opportunities. Booster Grant applications open August 1st, 2020.
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 national networks, including Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are uniquely able to participate in national programs like the Emergency Community Support Fund and proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding in Dufferin County. Through the #ECSF, we will be investing an additional $100,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations.
Eligibility requirements and more details here : https://www.communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/emergency-community-support-fund/