Emergency Community Support Fund
The Winkler 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 Winkler.
Launched on May 19, 2020, the Winkler Community Foundation invested $40,000 through the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during this crisis. We are pleased to announce the ECSF has supported projects including:
- $12,500 was invested to fund Central Station to address food insecurity, social isolation and mental health wellbeing by offering community meals twice a week while adhering to public health guidelines related to COVID-19;
- $1,000 was invested to fund South Central Regional Library to access online data tracking for summer reading program ensuring contactless participation;
- $3,000 was invested to fund Boundary Trails Health Care Foundation to purchase tablets and stands for patients to stay connected;
- $3,500 was invested to fund Pembina Counselling Centre to providing comfort and support to seniors, by connecting with them in person or via video, at a time when they are feeling isolated and disconnected;
- $7,500 was invested to fund Gateway Resources to purchase ipads and webcams for clients to access internet supported communication and learning, at a time when connection with family and friends and community is restricted;
- $6,500 was invested to fund Segue Career Options to offer client assistance for well-being through counselling and access to staff and employment enhancement services during periods of social distancing;
- $6,000 was invested to fund Regional Connections to create a laptop lending library for newcomer families without devices allowing families to access resources, services, and educational functions (public school).
Our community foundation has granted the full funding available to our community through the ECSF. We are unfortunately no longer accepting applications. Since the start of the pandemic, charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most in the fight against COVID-19. We know the need for funding is still significant. We invite you to follow Community Foundations of Canada’s website for further updates.
In 2019, the Winkler Community Foundation supported local people, projects and places with over $248,000 in grants!
View/Download Previous Grant Recipient Listings (PDF):
2018 – Winkler Community Foundation Grant Recipient Listing
2017 – Winkler Community Foundation Grant Recipient Listing
2016 – Winkler Community Foundation Grant Recipient Listing