Ulnooweg Indigenous Communities Foundation Activates Emergency Community Support Fund

Vulnerable populations across Canada continue to be disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that are facing increased challenges right now. Launched on May 19, 2020, the Government of Canada’s new Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to provide additional and much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving vulnerable populations. The Government of Canada is flowing funds through national networks, including Community Foundations of CanadaUnited Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locallyin Atlantic Canada to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy.

Through the ECSF, we will be investing $263,000towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. The UICF anticipates awarding funds between $5000 – $20,000 to help ensure distribution to qualifying applicants in Atlantic Canada.

Organizations can apply between May 19 and July 27, 2020.

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Funded by the Government of Canada