United Way PEI is committed to the most marginalized in our community and recognizes the increased risk and disadvantage that poverty and other barriers create. As such and with the support of the government of PEI, private sector and individuals, we have launched the Atlantic Compassion Fund. This is in response to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic. To reduce the spread and impact of this virus, Government of PEI and the Chief Public Health Office have asked Islanders to make very significant changes, which are creating negative social, financial and emotional impacts for individuals and families. This Fund is meant to support organizations to mitigate and address those negative impacts.
This is a tiered response to address the most pressing needs of those most marginalized first, and then we will move to a response that will help serve some of the many people in community that will be impacted by this public health crisis as it continues to unfold. These funds will be available to registered charities serving marginalized community members across PEI.
Tier 1 – OPEN (APPLICATION AVAILABLE HERE)
Emergency preparedness and support for vulnerable populations
Focus - Immediate needs unavailable through other means providing access to:
· Food (outside of food banks)
· safe transportation
· social and mental health supports
Eligible expenses could include:
· adequate supply of food, cleaning supplies, personal items
· delivery/transportation costs
· adequate supply of medication
· funds for check in calls, online gatherings or in person visits as deemed safe
Other preparation and immediate need support will be considered.
United Way PEI will assess completed applications as soon as they are received and for those that indicate that they are addressing emergency needs of vulnerable, low-income individuals, in their program or service, we will do our best to respond to every request while funding is available.
Due to the immediacy of the need, applications will be assessed on a first come, first served basis. 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.
For further information please contact David Webster, Director, Community Impact at 902-892-4155 or email@example.com.
Tier 2– Recovery
Details to follow.