Yorkton & District Community Foundation is pleased to announce the grant recipients for round two of the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). A total of $105,000 was delivered in rounds one and two for projects that support populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During round two the Yorkton & District Community Foundation (YDCF) in partnership with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada distributed another $30,000 in December:
Big Brothers Big Sisters (Yorkton area) received $10,752 to support safe winter activities and the virtual mentorship program for youth;
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery was granted $3,800 for a virtual learning studio with online programming capacity beginning with an art program for First Nations children and a second program for children on the autism spectrum;
Kamsack Family Resource Centre/SIGN received $664 to purchase a freezer to support their food rescue program to address increased food insecurity since the pandemic;
Kids First Area 12/Good Spirit School Division was granted $9,690 to provide the necessities of life to assist 10 new mothers, chosen from the service area and whose income was negatively impacted by COVID-19;
Acquired Brain Injury Program/SIGN received $500 for self-care packages for isolated brain injury survivors experiencing interrupted support services due to the pandemic;
Yorkton Family Resource Centre/SIGN received $4,594 for mobile shelving and equipment to create moveable learning pods to facilitate social distancing for the Early Years program.
It was heartwarming to see the creative ways that community groups and charities are finding to help people through, what continues to be, a very difficult time.
The applications portal is now closed. You may view the local list of projects funded or the national list of projects being funded and the community foundations across Canada who participated in ECSF.
The need for emergency response to COVID-19 is significant. In communities across Canada, the demand for the ECSF activated through Community Foundations of Canada exceeded the funds available.
In Round `1 the Yorkton & District Community Foundation was able to distribute $75,000 to local charities. Application requests in Round 1 totalled $209,018.
In Round 2 the Yorkton & District Community Foundation was able to distribute another $30,000 to local charities. Application requests in Round 2 totalled $81,188.
Charities and non-profit organizations have been leading the charge to assist those who need it most in the fight against COVID-19. We are inspired by their work and dedication.
As a member of Community Foundations of Canada, Yorkton & District Community Foundation was one of 177 community foundations flowing a $350M Fund to support the over 85,000 registered charities in Canada through the Emergency Community Support Fund. Our thanks to the the Government of Canada for funding this grants program tp support vulnerable populations and the important work being done by local charities during the pandemic.
Individuals in Yorkton and district who wish to help local charities during the pandemic can do so by donating to the Yorkton & District Emergency Fund.
Donations to the Yorkton & District Emergency Fund can be made online on this website or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange mail or pick up of donations. Donations to this fund provide immediate resources to assist charities.
Donations to the endowment funds are another option for donors and provide a meaningful way to help their community long into the future.
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