Emergency Community Support Fund

 Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF)

Phase 2

UWSM is pleased to offer additional funding to Simcoe Muskoka community agencies, effective October 5, 2020.

Please see below for application details.

Please Note: Our call for applications is now closed. Thank you to the many organizations who submitted applications.

Funding decisions will be made by November 27th.

Attention: Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez présenter une demande de financement au Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous à FUAC-demande@centraide.ca.

COVID-19 has continued to have a disproportionate impact on the most vulnerable in our communities. In response, United Way Simcoe Muskoka will be distributing additional funds in Phase Two of the Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF).

This funding is meant to assist charities to adapt frontline services and support those most at risk in Simcoe Muskoka during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Applications for the ECSF Phase Two are now closed.

We thank all those organization who have applied.

All applicants will be notified by November 27, 2020.

Please check in with your local CFC or Red Cross to determine if funding is still available via their separate funding streams.

Click the Download the ECSF Applicant Guide button below more for information.

Application Instructions

  1. Download the application by clicking the black Download the ECSF Application button below.
  2. Complete the application and save as a Word document on your computer. Do not print out and handwrite your responses.
  3. Once you have completed the application to the best of your abilities, print it and sign the last page. If you do not have access to a printer, an e-signature will suffice.
  4. Fill in the general contact details using the form below.
  5. Scan your signed application and save to your computer. Click the Choose File button to upload your completed and signed application using the form below.
  6. Click the red Submit button.

For questions, please contact Roz or Jenna:

Rosslyn Junke | Director, Community Impact


705.726.2301 x2024


Jenna Thorkildsen | Associate, Community Impact


705.726.2301 x2040

Canadian Red Cross and Community Foundations of Canada Contact Info

Canadian Red Cross

Fadia Abboud


Orillia Community Foundation

Carol Bendetti


Muskoka Community Foundation

Lynn DeCaro


Barrie Community Foundation

Sarah Ingram


Huronia Community Foundation

Scott Warnock


Innisfil Community Foundation

Jenn Rae