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Emergency Community Support Fund Reopens to Offer More Support

The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. To provide emergency relief, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help support communities made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic. With COVID-19 cases increasing in many communities, and a continuous call for emergency relief, the ECSF will reopen with a second round of funding, providing much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability. 


Community Foundation of Portage & District is proud to be working with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in the City & Rural Municipality to ensure that our citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $30,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability.


Organizations can apply starting on October 5, 2020 and the deadline for applications is October 30th.


Learn more about the program and determine if your organization is eligible to apply:  


Applicant Guide 

Application Portal

We encourage charities in our community who are serving vulnerable populations to apply to the fund, through our community foundation or United Way Central Plains. Qualified donees may apply more than once for different projects however they cannot receive funding for the same project from two intermediaries.

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