The Government of Canada is providing up to $350 million in funding for charities and nonprofits across the country, through the emergency community support fund.

The fund is intended to support activities that address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19. Eligible projects will respond to an increased demand for goods and services, adapt or realign existing service delivery and programming, deliver new vital services or programming, support volunteers to deliver essential services, or support efforts to increase community awareness or education. The criteria is quite flexible and other projects and programs will be supported as long as they directly respond to COVID-19.

The government has chosen to disperse funds through three agencies, community foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide, and Canadian Red Cross. Each agency has their own eligibility criteria, their own deadline, their own funding restrictions and offers a different amount of funding.

In order to help our clients understand which agency they should apply through, we are hosting a webinar on Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 6 PM. Participants can join through Zoom, and will have a chance to ask any questions at the end of the webinar. Click here to register for the webinar.

This info graphic below explains which agency you should apply to, in our opinion, if you are applying for funding:

We are available to write this grant application for any eligible organization, or to conduct a professional review and edit. If you have any questions about this fund or the information session, please don’t hesitate to reach out by emailing