Emergency Community Support Fund for Non-Profits — Application Call
Applications are open until October 30, 2020 at 5:00pm.
As part of Employment and Social Development Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, United Way of the Lower Mainland is supporting local community service organizations to provide rapid, innovative emergency community support to vulnerable community members.
Funds ranging from $10,000 to $35,000 are available to community agencies from Sea to Sky Corridor/Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley and must be expended and activities starting December 1, 2020 and completed by March 31, 2021.
There are two funding envelopes: Food Security and Women/Youth/Families Support. Read more and get applications here
- Food Security
In communities across the Sea to Sky Corridor/Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley, more and more people are at risk of hunger due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many remain vulnerable because of mass lay-offs and underemployment.
There are funding opportunities to address the local food security needs of vulnerable populations including but not limited to: children and youth, Indigenous peoples, minority, homeless and low income communities, persons with disabilities, and seniors.
Apply if your organization can increase access to healthy, local, sustainable, culturally diverse food for vulnerable populations.
- Women/Youth/Families Support
Children, youth, and women living across the Sea to Sky Corridor/Metro Vancouver/Fraser Valley are facing a very different world than they were six months ago. Rapid change, heightened uncertainty about what the future holds and social isolation are affecting youth mental health and well-being.
There are funding opportunities to address the mental health needs of vulnerable children, youth and women in racialized and marginalized communities experiencing increased levels of vulnerability.
Apply if your organization can increase access to community-based mental health and wellness supports.
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