COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations

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Have questions about your application? Contact us at covid19communitysupport@redcross.ca

Across the country, the not-for-profit sector has been under threat. Each door forced to close leaves vulnerable Canadians without support. To keep these doors open, the Canadian Red Cross launched a second round of applications for two programs for community organizations who are delivering vital services to those most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.
 
These programs were made possible thanks to funding from the Government of Canada Emergency Community Support Fund. The Fund’s second round is being distributed by Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide CanadaTo see which organizations could apply to visit here.
 

Granting Program for Non-profits

What was it?

  • Grants of $5,000 or more were made available to support Canadian non-profits’ direct service delivery to those most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.
  • Specific to non-profits supporting vulnerable groups and organizations addressing a pressing social inclusion or wellbeing need, delivering critical community-based supports to vulnerable populations in Canada.
  • The Granting Program was available to non-profit applicants only. Qualified donees, including registered charities, may have been eligible for funding through United Way Centraide of Canada and Community Foundations of Canada. For-profit business are ineligible.

Applications closed on October 30, 2020. 

All applications are now being reviewed by our teams and we will be in touch with you regardless of if your application was successful or not. At any time, you can login to your application portal to see the status of your application.

For a list of successful applicants from Round 1, please visit here.

Free Personal Protective Equipment and Training Prevent Disease Transmission

What was it?

  • Free personal protective equipment (PPE) and training to Prevent Disease Transmission was available for frontline workers responding to COVID-19 in low- and medium-risk environments.
  • Supports direct service delivery to those who are most vulnerable to the health, social, and economic impacts of COVID-19.
  • Successful applicants will receive a 60-day supply of PPE (one mask and two pairs of gloves).
  • The Program was available to charities, qualified donees and non-profit organizations across Canada.
  • Successful applicants in Round 1 were not eligible to apply in Round 2 in order to offer the free training and PPE to as many community organizations as possible.

Applications closed on October 30, 2020.

All applications are now being reviewed by our teams and we will be in touch with you regardless of if your application was successful or not. At any time, you can login to your application portal to see the status of your application.

For a list of successful applicants from Round 1, please visit here.

These programs are made possible thanks to funding from the Government of Canada, led by Employment and Social Development Canada.

Round 1 Resources

Potential applicants were encouraged to consult the following documents prior to submitting their applications. All of these documents comply with accessibility standards.

Granting Program for Non-Profits

Preventing Disease Transmission Training and Equipment Program

Round 2 Resources

Potential Round 2 applicants were encouraged to consult the following documents prior to submitting their applications. All of these documents comply with accessibility standards.
 

Granting Program for Non-profits

 

Personal Protective Equipment and Training to Prevent Disease Transmission

Additional tools to support your organization in adapting to a COVID-19 reality:

 

FRAUD NOTICE: The Canadian Red Cross will never ask for your banking information or credit card information (except when you are making a donation). Extremely limited personal information and no financial deposits or contributions are required at the point of application, or at any time for the COVID-19 Emergency Response Support Program. Unfortunately, bad actors see health emergencies and disasters as an opportunity to commit fraud against those impacted and organizations like the Canadian Red Cross. .

If you receive an email or phone call from someone posing as the Canadian Red Cross, when in doubt, you can:
Call us at: 1-866-221-2232
Email Covid19communitysupport@redcross.ca to validate that the outreach is from the Canadian Red Cross.