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Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

Grants to British Columbia Qualified Donees in Eligible
Locations to Benefit Residents Impacted by the Coronavirus

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way Centraide Canada - United Way Greater Victoria and Victoria Foundation

Deadline Date:

07/31/20 11:59 PM EDT


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Grants to British Columbia qualified donees in eligible locations to benefit residents impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for projects that serve vulnerable groups, including but not limited to, marginalized groups, essential workers, youth, children, the elderly, and newcomers. Funding is also intended to address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19. Grants should benefit residents of the Greater Victoria area.

The list below are examples of possible expenditures:

  • Wages and employment-related costs for existing or additional staff;
  • Fees for professional service;
  • Disability supports for staff of the Grant Recipient;
  • Materials and supplies;
  • Printing and communication;
  • Travel costs;
  • Utilities;
  • Insurance;
  • Rental of premises;
  • Lease, purchase and maintenance of equipment;
  • Performance monitoring and reporting costs;
  • Data collection;
  • Knowledge development activities; and
  • Other administrative costs associated with the project.

Examples of Eligible Projects and a list of vulnerable populations can be found starting on page 3 in the Applicant Guide. See Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 190227

Term of Contract:

Projects should be carried out before March 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The ECSF run by CFC will support qualified donees in running projects at the community level.

Examples of qualified donees include:
- Registered charities;
- Registered Canadian amateur athletic associations;
- Registered Canadian municipalities;
- Registered municipal or public bodies performing a function of government in Canada.

Those ineligible to apply include:
- Individuals
- The Government of Canada (federal government);
- Provincial and territorial governments;
- The Crown; and
- The United Nations.

A list of ineligible projects and expenditures can be found at page 5 of the Applicant Guide. See Supporting Documents below.

Pre-Application Information:

Organizations can apply for funding from United Way and Victoria Foundation through one application process starting on May 19, 2020 and applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis until July 31, 2020 or until funds are fully allocated.

Please note: Successful agencies must agree to provide reports every three weeks until March 31, 2021 on amounts, populations, needs, service types, service areas.

More information:

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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United Way of Greater Victoria
201-633 Courtney Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada V8W 1B9


Grant Coverage Areas:

Greater Victoria

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: British Columbia;

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