United Way and the Emergency Community Support Fund Helping Your Community
Supporting Our Local Community
United Way has been working tirelessly to support our communities as we all adapt during this time of increased need. The pandemic has amplified how much our vulnerable neighbours need our help.
In our region, from the Malahat north, we have invested $1.26M in 80 agencies through the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) round one funding. This investment helps keep vulnerable people safe during the pandemic and assist local agencies to shift and adapt their services during this crisis. But we know that our community needs more.
Emergency Community Support Fund: A National Impact
Across the country, local United Ways have disbursed more than $101M through the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). Nationally, 3,592 programs were funded to meet the immediate and pressing needs of vulnerable people caused or exacerbated by COVID-19.
Read more from United Way Canada here, including an interactive map to see the full scope of local community investments to date and the types of programs ECSF has supported.
Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2
Round 2 is the final instalment of the $350M investment by the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations who are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and will allow further support for our communities. We are pleased to share that our United Way requested and received additional ECSF funds from United Way Canada and can now invest a further $380,600 to support local communities and service agencies who continue to serve our most vulnerable neighbours.
Now accepting applications
This week, UWCNVI opened applications to support organizations as they continue their vital work and expand their programming where needed.
You are invited to apply if your organization has a charitable number and is providing supports and services to meet immediate community needs related to the COVID-19 in the two streams. This funding is intended to support frontline community service organizations providing services to support vulnerable Canadians, including low-income seniors, women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, refugees, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized communities, and more.
The Emergency Community Support Fund is funded by the Government of Canada