Round 2 funding has now been made available by the Government of Canada.
United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is accepting funding applications for the second round of funding of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) from October 5 to October 30, 2020. The ECSF continues to provide financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada has released this balance of funding for ECSF and it is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross.
United Way of Northern BC is proud to support this important additional investment of just over $ $288,000 into our communities in Northern BC.
“Charities and non-profit organizations are at the heart of our communities, helping the most vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis. The Government of Canada is pleased to support these organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund so that they can continue their invaluable work.” -The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development
“It truly is a privilege to be able to support so many agencies through Canada’s ECSF. This second round of funding will take the supports one step further to providing what’s needed for the vulnerable in our communities across Northern BC. In the face of this pandemic, in addition to the usual challenges life presents, our vulnerable, and the agencies that support them, need help more than ever.” Says Trista Spencer, Executive Director, UWNBC.