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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 Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. We are proud to be working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in the City of Greater Sudbury to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy.

Through the ECSF, we will be investing $290,980 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations. Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020 ending on July 27 2020. 

Locally, we are caping our grants at $30,000 to ensure a diverse and effective distribution of the funds. 


Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply:
Please see the Applicant Guide here :

Once you have reviewed the applicant guide, please apply here :


Tips for Success:

Clearly Outline Expenses – A detailed budget will bolster your chances of receiving the funding your project requires. Include in-kind or donated services and materials in your budget or budget notes. Ensure that your budget aligns with your request and include quotes where applicable.

Emphasize Impact – Demonstrate what need is being addressed by your project and why it is you addressing it. Who will be affected and how?

Briefly Outline a Communication Plan – If applicable, articulate how you will be reaching your targeted audience/participants.

Be Clear and Concise – Get to the heart of it while using facts. Please be direct and comprehensible when outlining your project.


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