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The Sudbury Community Foundation is re-activating the Emergency Community Support Fund alongside Community Foundations of Canada


The COVID-19 pandemic has been an unpredictable and challenging time for many, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that have faced increased challenges. 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. The Government of Canada is flowing this funding through 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 citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing an additional $122,190 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability. Organizations can apply starting on October 5, 2020 and a deadline of October 30th to get applications submitted. 

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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