ECSF – Spring Recipients
October 5, 2020
Emergency Community Support Fund – Frist Round of Funding Recipients
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 – 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 – South Central Regional Library to access online data tracking for summer reading program ensuring contactless participation;
- $3,000 – Boundary Trails Health Care Foundation to purchase tablets and stands for patients to stay connected;
- $3,500 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.