ABOUT THE EMERGENCY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND

Together, we are working to ensure that rapid relief reaches those that need it most, and that no one is left behind. This funding will provide a much-needed boost to organizations on the frontlines, while we also continue our efforts to secure the funding and support required for the stabilization and recovery phases ahead. 

This granting program is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund in partnership with the Canadian Red CrossCommunity Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada as a vital step forward in our country’s rapid response to COVID-19.

United Way has joined together with government, local businesses, foundations, trusts, and philanthropists in an effort to make it easy for front-line human and social service organizations to rapidly respond to effects of COVID-19 as they work to serve our community's most vulnerable residents.

Before filling out the application, please take the time to read the Application Guide to learn about the the various funding streams and eligibility requirements.

All eligible applicants must uploaded the filled out ECSF Authorization document which will need to be attached to the application online.

​Qualify as charities in Ontario for the purposes of receiving gifts from other Ontario charities include:

  • Registered charities
  • Registered national arts service organizations

  • Municipalities in Canada

  • The Government of Canada, a province, or a territory

If your organization is experiencing need, we would strongly encourage you to discuss your needs with Patricia Peters BEFORE you complete this application.

If your organization falls outside of this definition but experiencing need providing services in CK that directly assists with human and social service needs as part of the COVID-19 response, we strongly encourage you to discuss your situation with Patricia Peters as there may be other ways that United Way of Chatham-Kent can help.

[email protected].ca or 226-626-5023

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