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Local Community Service Organizations Invited To Apply For Round 2 Of Emergency Community Support Fund

Thursday October 1st, 2020, 8:39pm


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United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County is accepting applications for a second round of funding for the federal Emergency Community Support Fund.

The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Local community service organizations can apply for funding online starting October 5, 2020. Applications are due no later than October 30, 2020, and funding decisions will be announced by November 27, 2020.

“United Way is pleased to support an investment of $390,000 through this second round of emergency funding from the Government of Canada,” says Lorraine Goddard, CEO of United Way/Centraide Windsor-Essex County. “Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, United Way has been working tirelessly to provide emergency support to individuals and families who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The second round of funding will help ensure local service organizations can continue to carry out their vital work in the coming months so no one is left behind.”

All local applications must meet the following minimum requirements:

    • Address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19.
    • Serve one or more vulnerable populations in Windsor and/or Essex County during COVID-19.
    • Can be carried out in a short time frame (from date of signature to March 31, 2021) with a reasonable budget.
    • Has not secured funds to cover the costs of the activities for which they have applied from another intermediary, another federal COVID-19 response program or a different source
    • Organizations that have previously applied for funding may apply again to extend or expand programming, or to invest in new projects.

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