$1.635 Million in funding available for local charities supporting COVID-19 response

United Way Greater Victoria and Victoria Foundation Take Part in New Emergency Community Support Fund

VICTORIA, BC May 19, 2020 – United Way Greater Victoria and the Victoria Foundation are now accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The $1.635 Million in funding provides financial support to local charities adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Government of Canada’s $350 Million Emergency Community Support Fund was announced on April 21, 2020 and is now being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.

Starting today, May 19, United Way Greater Victoria and the Victoria Foundation will begin accepting applications for funding from qualified donees who serve our most vulnerable. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including to cover staffing or resource needs, purchase assistance and more. Funding will be issued on an ongoing basis until July 31, 2020 or until funds are fully allocated.

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