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Emergency Community Support Fund

The application process for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) is now closed.

COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone and is affecting the way we all support those who are vulnerable in our communities.  This pandemic has created an increase in demand for local services, shortages in supplies, and disruption in service.

The Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) is a $350 million investment made by the Government of Canada, through Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC), to support vulnerable populations as they manage the impacts of COVID-19.

The Government of Canada has partnered with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross to distribute the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) across the country. 

United Ways and Centraides in Canada are pleased to provide support to local community service organizations that provide rapid, emergency community support to vulnerable community members.  Applications are made available and reviewed locally.  Our aim is to make this application process simple. 

Applications can be submitted from May 19 to July 8, 2020. Decisions will be made as they are reviewed by volunteers from our United Way Community Investment Committee.


Community Services

The ECSF will provide financial support for community services that:

How to apply


Please click on all the icons and help links that provide additional instructions, including:

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.

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