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APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR $75,000 EMERGENCY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND

Innisfil Community Foundation announced today that it will provide $75,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Innisfil Community Foundation is among community foundations across Canada that are taking part.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

The ECSF is an opportunity to make sure we are not leaving any Canadians behind during COVID-19. Many different types of projects are eligible for funding. Registered charities and other “qualified donees” can apply through community foundations for projects that:

  1. Address a well-being need caused by COVID-19;
  2. Serve one or more vulnerable groups such as seniors, persons with disabilities, veterans, newcomers, refugees, women, children and youth, LGBTQ2 people, Indigenous people and racialized people, such as Black Canadians and others.
  3. Will be completed before March 31, 2021.

Here are some examples of eligible projects:

  • Increased staffing and supplies at a shelter for women and children fleeing violence;
  • Food supplies for First Nations members living on-reserve, where supplies and delivery are interrupted;
  • Equipment for a food bank to accommodate rise in food orders;
  • Technology enabling seniors in-residence to connect with their families virtually;
  • Preparing and delivering food for persons with disabilities.

Community foundations are working with United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross to distribute the ECSF. You can only receive ECSF funding from one of us for the same project costs.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If you have a project that matches these criteria, the application is designed to be straightforward and efficient.

Complete the online application, which should take about 20 minutes. It has some brief questions about your project and the vulnerable groups your organization is supporting.

Applications will be received and assessed on a weekly rolling basis, so that you can get an answer as soon as possible. The final closing date to submit an application will be July 27, 2020.

STREAMLINED REPORTING

Reporting requirements for projects approved for funding will be as light as possible - we know community-based organizations have important work to deliver right now. This process includes a short description of the outcomes and, once you have finished the project, a brief report due by April 1, 2021.

CONTACT

Have questions or want to discuss your organization's funding needs before you apply? Reach out to Jenn Rae at jrae@innisfilcommunityfoundation.ca or 705-436-1755 for more details.


SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH COVID-19

The $75,000 available through the ECSF is in addition to funds already granted by Innisfil Community Foundation to support the community through COVID-19. A total of $51,500 was granted to the following organizations between April - June 2020:

  • Candlelighters Simcoe
  • Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer
  • Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation
  • Christmas for Kids
  • Independent Living Services of Simcoe County & Area
  • Matthews House Hospice
  • Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka
  • Youth Haven
  • Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • CONTACT Community Services
  • Shine Through the Rain Foundation



APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN FOR $75,000 EMERGENCY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND

Innisfil Community Foundation announced today that it will provide $75,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Innisfil Community Foundation is among community foundations across Canada that are taking part.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS

The ECSF is an opportunity to make sure we are not leaving any Canadians behind during COVID-19. Many different types of projects are eligible for funding. Registered charities and other “qualified donees” can apply through community foundations for projects that:

  1. Address a well-being need caused by COVID-19;
  2. Serve one or more vulnerable groups such as seniors, persons with disabilities, veterans, newcomers, refugees, women, children and youth, LGBTQ2 people, Indigenous people and racialized people, such as Black Canadians and others.
  3. Will be completed before March 31, 2021.

Here are some examples of eligible projects:

  • Increased staffing and supplies at a shelter for women and children fleeing violence;
  • Food supplies for First Nations members living on-reserve, where supplies and delivery are interrupted;
  • Equipment for a food bank to accommodate rise in food orders;
  • Technology enabling seniors in-residence to connect with their families virtually;
  • Preparing and delivering food for persons with disabilities.

Community foundations are working with United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross to distribute the ECSF. You can only receive ECSF funding from one of us for the same project costs.

APPLICATION PROCESS

If you have a project that matches these criteria, the application is designed to be straightforward and efficient.

Complete the online application, which should take about 20 minutes. It has some brief questions about your project and the vulnerable groups your organization is supporting.

Applications will be received and assessed on a weekly rolling basis, so that you can get an answer as soon as possible. The final closing date to submit an application will be July 27, 2020.

STREAMLINED REPORTING

Reporting requirements for projects approved for funding will be as light as possible - we know community-based organizations have important work to deliver right now. This process includes a short description of the outcomes and, once you have finished the project, a brief report due by April 1, 2021.

CONTACT

Have questions or want to discuss your organization's funding needs before you apply? Reach out to Jenn Rae at jrae@innisfilcommunityfoundation.ca or 705-436-1755 for more details.


SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY THROUGH COVID-19

The $75,000 available through the ECSF is in addition to funds already granted by Innisfil Community Foundation to support the community through COVID-19. A total of $51,500 was granted to the following organizations between April - June 2020:

  • Candlelighters Simcoe
  • Ontario Parents Advocating for Children with Cancer
  • Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation
  • Christmas for Kids
  • Independent Living Services of Simcoe County & Area
  • Matthews House Hospice
  • Gilda's Club Simcoe Muskoka
  • Youth Haven
  • Stevenson Memorial Hospital Foundation
  • CONTACT Community Services
  • Shine Through the Rain Foundation