United Way COVID-19 Emergency Community Support Fund

Starting May 19, 2020, United Way Winnipeg will be accepting applications for funding for direct services to vulnerable populations within Winnipeg and rural and northern Manitoba who are impacted by COVID-19.  

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) was announced by the Government of Canada and is administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross.

The Emergency Community Support Fund will fund activities that meet basic minimum requirements, including:

  • addresses a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19;
  • serves one or more vulnerable populations during COVID-19;
  • can be carried out in a short timeframe (from date of signature to March 31, 2021) with a reasonable budget; and
  • has not secured funds to cover the costs of the activities for which they have applied from another intermediary, another federal COVID-19 response program, or a different source.

Registered charities or qualified nonprofit organizations providing supports and services to meet immediate community needs are eligible to apply.

Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as they are received for as long as funds allow. All funding allocations will be made on or before July 31, 2020.

Please visit United Way Winnipeg’s website for more information.