The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) is a new $350 million emergency funding program from the Government of Canada. The ESCF will provide immediate financial support for projects that are serving vulnerable populations as they manage the impacts of COVID-19.
The fund is designed to help Canada’s most vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 crisis. The global pandemic has left no community untouched, and it is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable Canadians who are less equipped to deal with its health, social and economic impacts.
ECSF will provide a much-needed boost to organizations on the frontlines, while we also continue our efforts to secure the funding and support required for the stabilization and recovery phases ahead.
Specifically, eligible projects will clearly address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19; serve one or more vulnerable groups; and be carried out in a short timeframe with a reasonable budget, before March 31, 2021.
Starting on May 19, we are inviting qualified donees to apply for funding. If you are eligible and would like to apply, please reach out to us to discuss your project and application. Applications will be received until July 27, 2020.