Cornwall and SDG charities to benefit from Emergency Community Support Fund with help from United Way

CORNWALL & SDG – The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19. The United Way/Centraide of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, along with the members of the Regional Emergency Response Council, are collaborating with the Government of Canada to flow ECSF support to those who need it most right now. United Way/Centraide of S.D. & G. proudly supports the important investment of $330,807 into our local communities. A majority of these funds will be awarded through an open call for application, and the remainder of the fund will be administered directly by our Regional Emergency Response Council who has been assisting the United Way/Centraide in managing the emergency relief since the beginning of this crisis. 

United Way/Centraide of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry is accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF was announced by the Government of Canada and is administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. 

“Canadian charities and not for profits are always there to help you, in your time of need. But the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing real challenges to these important organizations. With today’s announcement, the Government of Canada will be there for them so they can continue to be there for Canadians.” – The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development 

Registered charities, qualifying donees and local non-profits currently acting on behalf of the communities’ most vulnerable population are invited to visit our website at https://unitedwaysdg.com/emergency-community-support-fund/ to learn more information on our application process. 

“We know that the ECSF is critical to strengthening the capacity of community service organizations to meet the urgent needs of vulnerable individuals and families affected by COVID-19. This opportunity to address the well-being and inclusion needs of our communities and our more vulnerable populations is a critical piece of the response to provide the support and relief needed in communities during this pandemic and through our collective recovery afterwards.” -Executive Director of the United Way/Centraide of S.D.& G., Juliette Labossiere. 

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