The United Way of PEI’s Atlantic Compassion Fund continues to accept applications from registered charities across PEI.  Eligible organizations can apply for funding to address the needs of vulnerable populations who have increased risk and barriers due to the current public health measures in place to reduce the spread and impact of COVID-19. 

Thanks to the support of the Province of PEI, private sector and individual donations, the Compassion Fund is currently supporting 21 organizations across PEI and continues to review new applications on a regular basis. 

Fund Criteria 

These funds will be available to registered charities serving marginalized community members across PEI to address immediate needs unavailable through other means. 

Eligible expenses for the fund could include: 

  • Delivery costs, where other community transportation options are not available 

  • Adequate supply of medication or essential needs. 

  • Funds for mental health support or wellness checks, not covered by regular operations 

  • Access to cleaning supplies, personal items, protective equipment/clothing 

  • Access to food for specific dietary requirements not able to be accessed through food bank network. 

Other immediate needs or supports will be considered if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Charitable organization serving those most marginalized by poverty and COVID-19 

  • Is focused on a new or greater need as a result of COVID-19  

  • Meets an immediate need 

  • Fills a gap 


ALL PEI registered charities or other qualified donees are eligible to apply - not just existing funded partners of the United Way of PEI.   

Application Process 

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the duration of this public health crisis and will be reviewed as they are received.  Depending on the number of applications received, United Way PEI may not be able to provide the full dollar amount requested or be able to fund every application. 

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For all general inquiries, please contact:
United Way of Prince Edward Island
180 Kent Street, 2nd Floor
PO Box 247
Charlottetown, PEI
C1A 7K4

Toll Free: 1-877-902-4438
Phone: 902-894-8202
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