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Emergency Community Support Fund

Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) – Part 2

COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in Canada. 

The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19. 

The Government of Canada is releasing the balance of the $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in a second round of funding ($73.9 million). These funds are available to support communities continuing to address the impact of the pandemic.

The ECSF first opened to receive applications on May 19, 2020. The first round of funding supported projects in every province and territory and for every vulnerable group. The Fund’s three intermediaries – Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada – combined their national reach and local expertise to flow money quickly to where it was most needed.

In the Fund’s second round, the three intermediaries will continue to actively target their outreach to ensure equitable distribution of funds, while also strengthening services and supports for vulnerable Canadians across all communities.

United Way of Greater Moncton and Southeastern NB was pleased to administer a vital first round investment of $536,007 in Southeastern New Brunswick and $258,288.96 in Northeastern New Brunswick through funding from the Government of Canada to support critical services for vulnerable people in our community.

We are now pleased to support an investment of $203,656 in Southeastern New Brunswick and $140,198 in Northeastern New Brunswick through this second round of emergency funding from the Government of Canada.

Applications can be submitted from October 5 to October 30, and they will be reviewed, and decisions made in a timely manner by volunteers from our United Way Community Investment Committee.


Community Services

The ECSF will provide financial support for community services that:


How to apply

How to apply

One process note: You must select a minimum of 3 outputs overall to track

If you have any questions or need further information, contact Paul Toner at ptoner@moncton.unitedway.ca or (506) 858-8600 x3665.

Note: If you are a non-profit organization but not a registered charity, please note there are grants available through the Canadian Red Cross. Please visit them here.

ECSF Frequently Asked Questions