COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) - Round #2 - Application Deadline - October 30th

United Way of Sarnia-Lambton is pleased to provide support to local community service organizations that provide rapid, emergency community support to vulnerable community members.  Theses funds are being distributed as part of Employment and Social Development Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund, Round #2. 
Charities and other Qualified Donees (including registered charities) are eligible to apply.  This includes maintaining a volunteer Board of Directors that meets regularly, host an Annual General Meeting, have financial statements that have been audited by a licensed public accountant or, for those with annual revenues less than $100,000, a financial review.  Organizations may seek ECSF funds acting alone, or as part of a partnership.  Organizations may also seek funds for more than one service.  Separate requests must be completed for each service.  

The ECSF will provide financial support for local community services that:
 - Address a pressing social inclusion or wellbeing need caused or worsened by COVID-19
 - Service one or more vulnerable groups (defined below)
 - Will be carried out with a reasonable budget before March 31st, 2021
 - Have not already received funding for the same activities from the Government of Canada or other source

Vulnerable Populations as defined by ESDC include:
Marginalized Communities including; Racialized communities, Indigenous peoples, Official Language Minority communities, Other linguistic minorities, Newcomers, Women and girls, LGBTQ2S+ communities
Children, Youth, and Elderly, including; Children and Youth: all, aging out of care, ages 0 to 18, and ages 19 to 29, Post-Secondary Students, Seniors and Elders: not in care, and living in care
Workers Who are Vulnerable, including; Essential Workers, Temporary Foreign Workers, Workers in the informal labour market, Caregivers
Populations Requiring Special Care or Supports; People experiencing homelessness, People with low income or living in poverty, People living with mental illness, People struggling with addiction, Persons with disabilities, People experiencing domestic or gender-based violence, People living in group homes or supportive living (under the age of 55), Prison populations (detained and incarcerated), Veterans

Please note:  All applications will be reviewed by mid November for decisions.  The deadline to submit applications is October 30th, 2020.

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* 1. Organization Name & Charitable Registration Number

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* 2. Name of Program being applied for:

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* 3. Contact Information of Applicant

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* 4. Organization Address(s)

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* 5. Briefly description of programs, client base, etc. that this funding will assist.

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* 6. Service Dates:

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* 7. Vulnerable Populations Served.  Please choose all that apply:

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* 8. Please list a minimum of three program outputs for tracking (eg. # of meals provided, # of financial counselling sessions provide, # of homeware visits provided, # of medical item deliveries, # of shelter nights provided, # of virtual social activities provided, # of persons transported etc.)

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* 9. How will this program help and benefit the populations identified above? (maximum 250 words)

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* 10. How many unique individuals do you anticipate serving? 

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* 11. How many service interactions do you anticipate providing?

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* 12. How do you know this is needed in relation to COVID-19? (maximum 250 words)

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* 13. Is this an existing service?

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* 14. Is this program being delivered by a partnership of agencies in our community? 

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* 15. Will this service engage the support/involvement of Canadian Businesses?

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* 16. Situation(s) and needs this funding will address.  How many clients do you anticipate to be Rural vs Urban?

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* 17. Amount of Funding requested 

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* 18. Tentative Budget

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* 19. Do you accept direct deposit payments?

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* 20. What will your Agency do to promote receipt of funding from the United Way and Employment & Social Development Canada?

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* 21. I declare the information provided in this application to be accurate and complete and complex with the eligibility criteria found in the guidelines.  (If information is found to be inaccurate, in part or in whole, funding could be withdrawn.) 

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