Posted on Oct 05, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be an unpredictable challenge for many people and organizations, with some communities experiencing higher levels of vulnerability than others. Marginalized groups, youth, children and the elderly, essential workers, and newcomers are just some of the communities that have faced increased challenges. To provide emergency relief, the Government of Canada launched the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) to help support communities made increasingly vulnerable by the pandemic. 
 
With COVID-19 cases increasing in many communities, and a continuous call for emergency relief, the ECSF will reopen with a Round 2 of funding, providing much-needed assistance to charities and non-profit organizations serving communities experiencing vulnerability.
 
 
The Government of Canada is flowing this funding through Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and the Canadian Red Cross. Delta Foundation is working with CFC and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally Delta, BC to ensure that our citizens are safe and healthy. Through the ECSF, after allotting $181,000 to eight local charities in Round 1 earlier this year, Delta Foundation will be investing an additional total of $75,000 towards local charities and qualified donees supporting people experiencing heightened vulnerability. Organizations can apply starting on October 5, 2020. 
 
Supporting vulnerable populations
 
Learn more about the program and find out if your organization is eligible to apply and apply using the
 
After reviewing the Application Guide, if your charity plans to apply for ECSF funding,
 

 
 
Delta Foundation, as Delta’s only community foundation in a network of 191 community foundations across Canada, is honoured to be working with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver funding locally in Delta, BC to ensure that our most vulnerable citizens are safe and healthy here in our community.
 
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