Community Services Recovery Fund

Thanks to a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada, and in partnership with Employment and Social Development Canada, the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada will be making grants available to charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies across Canada to support the strengthening of the sector as it continues to support Canadian communities in recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are three main goals of the Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF): 
  • Strengthen organizations' ways of working to build back stronger while considering new approaches,
  • Adaptation to ensure organizations’ processes are flexible and agile to quickly prepare for new conditions, and
  • Resiliency to anticipate, withstand, respond to and recover from future disruptions and crises.
The focus of the funding is on organizational transformation and building the internal capacity of charities, non-profits and Indigenous governing bodies.
Community Service Organizations can apply from
 January 6, 2023, until February 21, 2023. 

Visit the site below to find out more about how to apply, explore resources for applicants, and sign up for upcoming webinars.
You can also contact us:
By email:
By phone: 1-833-966-4225, Mon-Fri. 8:00 a.m. EST – 8:00 p.m. EST 



Resources for applicants



Project Focus Areas
Projects funded under the Community Services Recovery Fund will work within one of the Project Focus Areas below. Although some projects may touch on more than one Project Focus Area, eligible organizations are asked to select one focus area that best relates to the main intention of their project.
Picture1.jpg Investing in People
Funding will support one-time projects that focus on how organizations recruit, retain, engage and support their personnel, including staff, volunteers and boards of directors.
Picture2.jpg Investing in Systems and Processes
Funding will support one-time projects that invest in the systems and processes involved in creating the internal workings of an organization’s overall structure.
Picture3.jpg Investing in Program & Service Innovation & Redesign
Funding will support one-time projects primarily focused on program and service innovation and redesign using information gained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources for applicants

Frequently asked questions