Westshore Community Foundation launches new Emergency Community Support Fund
Westshore Community Foundation takes part in the second round of the Emergency Community Support Fund
Westshore Community Foundation is announcing that it will be providing $30,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of an ongoing partnership with Community Foundations Canada, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort is a second round of funding that aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.
David Douglas, Vice President of Westshore Community Foundation states “As infection rates start to rise again in communities across the country, ongoing support is vital in the fight against COVID-19. Local charities and non-profit organizations are pillars in this community. For over six months, they have been working tirelessly to support those who need it most but the reality is, they’re struggling with increased demand at the same time as revenues have decreased. We’re thrilled to be able to flow additional emergency funding their way through the ECSF, so they can continue their good work within our communities over the long haul.”
The Prime Minister of Canada initially announced the Emergency Community Support Fund on April 21, 2020. It is part of a broad series of emergency response measures by the Government of Canada. A first round of funding was disbursed through the community foundation network across Canada in June and July. Westshore Community Foundation awarded a total of $40,000 to 8 organizations within our catchment area.
Westshore Community Foundation is accepting applications for funding from qualified donees. The deadline to submit an application is October 30, 2020. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including covering staffing or resource needs, purchase assistance and more. Charities and community organizations are invited to visit our foundation website for eligibility and application details.
For more information on Round 2 of the ECSF, please call David Douglas at (204) 642-8467.
Organizations can apply starting on October 5, 2020. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply visit: communityfoundations.ca/initiatives/emergency-community-support-fund/?mc_cid=3dcff4e94a&mc_eid=02eb36b971