Emergency Community Support Fund round 2 portal opens today

By Lindsay Advocate

Bobcaygeon and Area COVID-19 Relief Fund, Community and Neighbours Continue to Support Those in Need

The Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes is once again partnering with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund. The foundation will disperse $57,280 within Kawartha Lakes. These funds are aimed to identify charities who continue to struggle to meet the demand of our vulnerable populations during the pandemic.

Launched on May 19, the Community Foundation of Kawartha Lakes invested $136,400 in round one of the Emergency Community Support Fund towards local Kawartha Lakes charities and qualified donees. This fund was intended to support local charities responding to COVID-19 in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross.

Local charities supported to date include:

Community Care of Kawartha Lakes, $45,000 for specialized transportation service requirements

Tri-County Community Support Services, $41,887 for new virtual services for people with developmental disabilities

Women’s Resources Kawartha Lakes, $13,229 for additional staffing to support and shelter women during isolation

John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton, $10,000 for staffing to deliver outreach services

Boys & Girls Club Kawartha Lakes, $19,889 for cleaning staffing, additional PPE and supplies for children’s return

Spinal Cord Injury Ontario – Kawartha Lakes, $6,395 for supplies to keep essential workers and clients safe

“Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, our local charities and non-profit organizations have stepped up and continue to provide emergency support of all kinds—specifically recognizing our most vulnerable,” states Mike Perry, foundation president.

“Demand for their services has increased significantly, and the foundation is proud to partner with the Government of Canada to offer the financial support still needed at this time.”

Application portal for round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund opens October 5. Follow the links offered below for more information or to apply:

Click here to Apply

Click here for the Applicant Guide

Further updates can be found on the Community Foundations of Canada’s website. For questions or inquiries, email or call 705-731-9775 for assistance.

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