Emergency Community Support Fund

 Emergency Community Support Fund

Call for Funding Applications

COVID-19 is top of mind for everyone and is affecting the way we all support those who are vulnerable in our communities. This pandemic has created increased supply shortages and service disruptions, and thus there is a higher demand for local services.

United Way Simcoe Muskoka is pleased to provide funding to local community service organizations that provide rapid, emergency community support to vulnerable community members. The funds are being distributed as part of 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 the most vulnerable in Simcoe Muskoka during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are reviewed locally and designed to be a simple process. The application should take 15-30 minutes to complete.

Looking for your local United Way? Click here if you are outside of Simcoe Muskoka.

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.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. All applications will be reviewed, and funding decisions made, as they are received. Applications close July 24, 2020.

Application Open Date:  May 19th, 2020

Applications Due: Rolling applications, from May 19th, 2020 to July 24th, 2020

Applications Decisions: Applications will be reviewed and decisions made as they are received.

Other funding is available through the Canadian Red Cross and the Community Foundations of Canada. Click here to see where you should be applying.

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.

Submit Your ECSF Application

For questions, please contact Roz or Katie:

Rosslyn Junke | Director, Community Impact


705.726.2301 x2024


Katie Burrell | Board & CEO Liaison


705.726.2301 x2021