Dufferin Emergency Support Fund (DESF) Grants are open for applications

The Dufferin Emergency Support Fund was created to provide extra support during emergency periods. In 2021, we issued grants to address the many challenges created by COVID-19 and the restrictions to combat it.
This year, thanks to the generosity of Enbridge Gas and donors from the community, we will be granting $13,000 to support mental health and shelter/housing programs and services.
If you are a registered charity serving Dufferin County with programs in either of these areas, we urge you to apply. The minimum grant amount is $3,000 with no barrier to future grant applications for the same program.
Applications are open to registered charities and qualified donees. Successful applicants will demonstrate that a newly planned or modified existing program will address mental health and/or shelter (housing) issues affecting Dufferin residents.
The application consists of two parts:
   •   PART 1: About your Organization (deadline May 12)
   •   PART 2: Program Information & Budget (deadline May 20)
Part 1 will determine your eligibility for a DESF Grant. Once you submit Part 1, you will be contacted about Part 2.
Download the Part 1 Application Form, fill it out and return it to michele@dufferinfoundation.ca by May 12, 2022.
For more information contact Michele Fisher, Executive Director, Dufferin Community Foundation at michele@dufferinfoundation.ca or 519-938-0780, or visit Grants on our website.
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