The Atlantic Compassion Fund is helping to meet the needs of vulnerable people and families across PEI who are most at-risk due to physical distancing and the other public health precautions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here on PEI, more than $154,000 of funding has been committed to local agencies who are adapting their vital services, and the United Way of PEI team is making sure they are having the biggest impact possible.
To date, the following 24 organizations have received funding for 26 projects across the province:
* Please note: We have suspended the application process for the Atlantic Compassion Fund as of May 28th, 2020. We encourage all charities seeking COVID-19 response funding to apply for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).
The Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19. Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, community-based charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to provide emergency support of all kinds—in particular, to individuals and communities experiencing continued or heightened vulnerability. Demand for their services has increased dramatically.
Together, the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada are collaborating with the Government of Canada to flow ECSF support to those who need it most right now. PEI registered charities are encouraged to apply for funding through the United Way of PEI for projects of over $25,000 by June 30th, 2020.
* Please note: The deadline to apply for funding from the ECSF has passed - applications are no longer being accepted.