COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) - Round #2
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.