COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations

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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 is launching a second round of applications for two programs for community organizations who continue delivering vital services to those most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.
 
These programs are made possible thanks to funding from the Government of Canada Emergency Community Support Fund. The Fund’s second round will be distributed by Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada. To see which organization you should apply with please visit here.

For more information on Round 1 funding, personal protective equipment and training please see our Round 1 results from the Emergency Community Support Fund.

Watch a webinar to learn how community-based organizations can access Round 2 of programming.

Granting Program for Non-profits

What is it?

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

For more information please visit Granting Program for Non-profits. 

Applications open from October 5 - 30, 2020

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

Free Personal Protective Equipment and Training Prevent Disease Transmission

What is it?

  • Free personal protective equipment (PPE) and training to Prevent Disease Transmission  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 receive a 60-day supply of PPE (one mask and two pairs of gloves).
  • Available to charities, qualified donees and non-profit organizations across Canada.
  • Successful applicants in Round 1 are not eligible to apply in Round 2 in order to offer the free training and PPE to as many community organizations as possible.

For more information please visit Personal Protective Equipment and Training to Prevent Disease Transmission.

Applications open from October 5 - 30, 2020

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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.

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

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


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.