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Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) Community Program

Grants to Ontario Community Service Organizations to
Address Urgent Needs During the Coronavirus Crisis

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Foundation / Corporation

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United Way Centraide Canada - United Way Leeds and Grenville

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Grants to Ontario community service organizations in eligible areas to address urgent needs arising during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Funding is intended for a variety of purposes, including community outreach and engagement; delivering or developing new models, tools, programming, services or resources; disseminating information and knowledge; volunteer engagement and recruitment; and more. Funding is also intended to provide support to vulnerable populations. Programs should benefit the Leeds and Grenville community.

Eligible types of services:

  • Food Security
  • Financial Wellness
  • Home Care or Personal Support
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Information and Navigation
  • Legal Support
  • Mental Health and Wellness
  • Other

Eligible expenditures include: wages and benefits, professional fees, travel and accommodations, materials and supplies, printing and communication, equipment rental/lease/maintenance, administration costs, capital costs, and disability support for staff. 

A list of vulnerable populations can be found on the URL for Full Text, below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 189979

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

United Way Leeds & Grenville has not established a minimum or maximum grant amount.

Term of Contract:

If activities or services are underway, you can apply for additional resources to expand and/or extend the delivery of service for a longer time (up to March 31, 2021).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for ECSF funding, organizations must confirm the following criteria:
- Are eligible to receive ECSF dollars (i.e. the community service organization is a registered charity or qualified donee)
- Maintain a volunteer Board of Directors that meets regularly
- Host a public Annual General Meeting
- Have financial statements that have been audited by a licensed public accountant or, for those with annual revenues less than $100,000, a financial review
- Commits to providing eligible emergency supports to one or more groups of vulnerable people, as defined by ESDC, with funding used in full by March 31, 2021,
- Has not already received funding for the same activities from the Government of Canada or other source (i.e. the organization is not receiving funding for the same activity from more than one source),
- Commits that government funding for the activities proposed in this application will not exceed more than 100% (including any mix of municipal, provincial or territorial, or federal funding),
- Grants permission for this application and contact details to be shared with Community Foundations Canada and Canadian Red Cross for funding consideration and coordination.

Ineligible expenditures include purchase of real property.

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Open Date: May 19th, 2020
- Applications Due: Rolling applications, from [19/05/20] to [30/06/20]
- Applications Decisions: Applications will be reviewed as they are received and decisions made as soon as possible

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All funding allocations will be made public on or before July 31, 2020.

Community Services Organizations may apply for more than one service. Please submit separate applications for each proposed service/initiative (this could include a multi-agency initiative).


Contact Information:

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

The application is found at the bottom of the URL for Full Text, below.

If you have questions or need support in completing this application, please contact:

Trish Buote, Executive Director

Grant Coverage Areas:

Leeds and Grenville

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

Canada: Ontario

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