Aylmer Area Community Foundation launches new Emergency Community Support Fund


Aylmer 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 locally in the Aylmer area to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, we will be investing  $40,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting vulnerable populations.

Specifically, eligible projects will:

●Clearly address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19;●Serve one or more vulnerable groups (defined below);●Be carried out in a short timeframe with a reasonable budget, before March 31, 2021

Examples of eligible projects where vulnerable populations impacted by COVID-19include:

●Creation of a digital health platform to continue mental health and addictions recovery programming●Development and delivery of a virtual mental health program for caregivers●Purchase of food kits for marginalized families experiencing interrupted support services

Organizations can apply starting on May 19, 2020. Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply:

CFC’s ECSF webpage

CFC’s national application portal

The Emergency Community Support Fund

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