The Comox Valley Community Foundation is partnering with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross to donate more money to local charities.

The collaboration is being funded in part through the federal government’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF), which was initially announced on April 21st.

This national effort aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19.

Foundation president, Matt Beckett, says the funding boost will greatly help organizations in the Comox Valley.

“Local charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to support those who need it most right now. This additional funding is a much-needed boost to their
Efforts,” Beckett said.

“We’re looking forward to flowing funds quickly to ensure no one in our community is left behind.”

Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including to cover staffing or resource needs, purchase assistance and more.

Charities and community organizations are invited to visit The Comox Valley Community Foundation’s website for eligibility and application details.