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CFSEA is activating the Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities across the country.



We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) across our region.

CFSEA has now distributed the full funding available to our community through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications, Since the start of the pandemic, charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most in the fight against COVID-19. We know the need for funding is significant. If you would like to be notified if any additional funding becomes available through ECSF, please fill out this form.

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 across Southeast Alberta to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing [an additional] $363,720 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations.

Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020 for a maximum of $40,000. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply: Community Foundations of Canada

  • The ECSF has simple eligibility criteria and a quick application process and reporting procedure.
  • The application is designed to be straightforward and efficient. It should take your organization about 20 minutes to complete.
  • Applications will be received and assessed on a weekly rolling basis, so that you can get an answer as soon as possible and we can start flowing funding swiftly.
  • Please ensure a project budget is included in your submission.
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