ECS Fund

Sussex Area Community Foundation activating Emergency Community Support Fund alongside communities coast to coast to coast 

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 to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply: 

The link to the application will be open at 11:00am on May 19, 2020. Check back here for the link.  The applicant guide is available for more information. The application can be found here: ECS Fund Application.

For more information you can go to the Community Foundations of Canada website.