Thursday July 9, 2020

Today the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough announced $318,230 in grants for local charities supporting vulnerable residents during the crisis.

The Community Foundation is proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in Peterborough City and County and Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations.

Launched on May 19, 2020, the ECSF has supported 23 projects including:

  • $30,000 to PARN to support harm-reduction outreach to vulnerable populations who use the One Roof dining service and the shelter at the Wellness Centre. This grant also benefits individuals staying in motels who are waiting for test results and home delivery of supplies. All activities reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • $20,000 to Heads Up for Inclusion for the virtual Amigos peer-mentorship program that reduces social isolation for persons in our community living with disabilities and other barriers to inclusion.
  • $18,000 to YWCA Peterborough Haliburton to provide marginalized youth, adults and seniors with the digital literacy skills they need to be able to navigate the new COVID-19 information landscape.

“The Community Foundation has now granted its full allotment of funding available through the ECSF and we are unfortunately no longer accepting applications,” said Jennifer DeBues, Director of Operations and Granting at the Community Foundation. “We know the need for funding is still significant and we’re continuing to advocate for additional emergency funds. Since the start of the pandemic, charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most.”

Click here to view all ECSF grants to-date.

Click here for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Community Foundation has distributed $686,730 in emergency relief to local charities in partnership with donors, the Government of Canada and Community Foundations of Canada.

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