COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in our region and across Canada. This pandemic has created an increase in demand for local services, shortages in supplies, and disruption in service for our community and social service organizations.

In response, United Way administered the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in the BC Southern Interior – allocating $1,120,020  to 55 local charities and other qualified donees to date. 

The ECSF second round of applications are now open. 

All registered charities and other qualified donees within our geographic region are invited to apply.
United Way will be providing grants from $5,000 – $25,000 through Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund. 

Applications will be received until the deadline of Friday, October 30th at 5pm PST.

For questions, contact Sherry Ferronato at

Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez présenter une demande de financement au Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous à

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“Canadian charities and non-profit organizations have really stepped up during this crisis to help those most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada is pleased to support these community organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund to ensure they can continue their invaluable frontline work,”

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Emergency Community Support Fund Investments

Through the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), United Way was able to provide financial support to charity partners adapting their front line services during the pandemic.

Round 1 of investments include:

ECSF Investments

Funded by the Government of Canada.

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