Applications for Round 2 are now closed. All applicants will be notified directly by December 1 on the status of their applications.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that have faced increased challenges. To provide emergency relief, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help support communities made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic.
With COVID-19 cases increasing in many communities, and a continuous call for emergency relief, the ECSF is reopening with a second round of funding, providing much-needed assistance to federally registered charities and non-profit organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability. The Government of Canada is flowing this funding through Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.
The Victoria Foundation is proud to be working with the United Way, CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in the Capital Region and Duncan, to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, Victoria Foundation and United Way Greater Victoria will be investing an additional $685,000 towards local registered charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability.