The County Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications from qualified donees in Hastings and Prince Edward County for the Emergency Communities Support Fund (ECSF). This is Round Two. Applications open on October 5, 2020 and close on October 30th.
The ECSF is a rapid response fund initiated by the Government of Canada to support qualified donees working with vulnerable populations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
TCF will be accepting applications for grants with a maximum value of $15,000. In total there is almost $173,000 available in this round. All budget items must be project-rated and must be incurred between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.
Applicants who received ECSF funding in Round 1 can submit an application in Round 2 for project costs which were not funded in Round 1. Applicants cannot receive funding twice for the same project costs. Applicants must submit a budget to identify new eligible costs.
Applicants who were declined in Round 1 of ECSF can submit an application for the same or different project costs, as long as funding for the project costs was not provided by any of the ECSF funding intermediaries in Round 1.
For more information please visit out ECSF II web page with all the information. https://thecountyfoundation.ca/ecsf/. Key pieces can be accessed directly including:
- Applicant Guide – Includes eligible organizations, eligible expenses and projects. Lists examples and defines vulnerable populations. https://communityfoundations.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ECSF-Round-2-Applicant-Guide.pdf?mc_cid=3dcff4e94a&mc_eid=2e52748449
- Application Form – through the national portal. https://cfc-fcc.smapply.ca/prog/ecsf
TCF will again be working with the United Way of Hastings Prince Edward sharing information to ensure equity and maximum benefit within our shared catchment area.
Community Foundations of Canada is offering a webinar on Tuesday, October 6th @ 1:00 pm Eastern for applicants interested in hearing more about the program opportunity. https://communityfoundations.ca/events/how-to-apply-for-the-emergency-community-support-fund-ecsf-round-2/
See information and successful projects/applications in Round 1 https://thecountyfoundation.ca/ecsf/emergency-community-support-fund-round-1/
ECSF is a collaboration between Canada’s community foundations and the Community Foundations of Canada, funded by the Government of Canada.