Local United Way announces over $90,000 in emergency support
United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes (UWCKL) is accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) round 2 from Oct. 5 to Oct. 30.
The fund continues to provide financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada has released this balance of funding for ECSF and it is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross.
United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes will support this additional investment of $92,396.00 into local communities.
“The impact of this investment is threefold,” writes Penny Barton Dyke, executive director of UWCKL. “Organizations in our area will be able to help people, especially citizens at risk, with some supports more rapidly, assist in connecting people to agencies that will help them now and going forward, and lastly help strengthen the capacity of our community by working collaboratively.”
“Charities and non-profit organizations are at the heart of our communities, helping the most vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis. The Government of Canada is pleased to support these organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund so that they can continue their invaluable work,” says Ahmed Hussen, minister of Families, Children, and Social Development.
For more information on the second round of the Emergency Community Support Fund, check out our coverage of the announcement from earlier this week.