Emergency Community Support Fund – Round 2

Apply from October 5 to October 30, 2020 - Click here for information on eligibility and how to apply for funding through the United Way of PEI.  

A second call for applications for the Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) will be available from October 5 to October 30th. The Government of Canada has released the balance of funding for ECSF which is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

The United Way of PEI and The Community Foundation of PEI will be accepting applications for the second round of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help charities serve and support vulnerable Islanders during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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. The Fund is designed to help organizations carry out their vital work in the coming months to ensure no one is left behind.

Types of services funded:

  • Food Security: prepared meals; delivery service; hampers/baskets 
  • Financial Wellness: financial literacy or coaching; access to income supports 
  • Home Care or Personal Support: for seniors, Elders, and persons with disabilities 
  • Health & Hygiene: health info; medication; personal hygiene & medical supplies
  • Information & Navigation: providing information; navigating supports 
  • Legal Support: tools & resources; legal clinics, etc.
  • Mental Health & Wellness: peer support; crisis support
  • Shelter: housing; crisis support
  • Personal Safety: info.; violence & abuse support; violence & abuse prevention 
  • Social Inclusion & Learning: friendly conversation; social activities; learning
  • Transportation: access to safe transport to essential appointments and errands
  • Other
Who will be granting funds:

The United Way of PEI

The Community Foundation of PEI

Canadian Red Cross

Will accept funding applications from charities and other qualified donees. 

Total fund requested must be above $20,000

Click here to apply

Will accept funding applications from charities and qualified donees. 

Total fund requested must be up to $20,000

 Click here to apply

Will manage a granting stream for non-profits and a Preventing Disease Transmission Training & Equipment Program for registered charities, qualified donees and non-profits.

Click here to apply

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