The application portal for the Services Recovery Fund from the Comox Valley Community Foundation is now open for community organizations.
The fund is a $400 million investment from Canada in collaboration between the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada.
They say it aims to support the adaptation and modernization needs of non-profit and charitable community service organizations facing immediate and long-term impacts of the pandemic.
Funding will enable organizations and Indigenous governing bodies to:
- Adapt the way they deliver services to support the needs of their staff and volunteers
- Buy equipment such as computers and software
- Create new ways of working, including developing new fundraising or communications plans
- Provide support for staff and volunteers, through staff training, supports for mental health and wellbeing
- Develop plans to receive funding from diverse sources
Foundation president Christine Helpard says the funding is about the staff and volunteers of organizations serving our community.
“It is about building stronger and more resilient organizations and community services sector, which in turn will contribute to a stronger and more resilient Comox Valley,” said Helpard.
The foundation says they will work closely with local United Way and Canadian Red Cross representatives to ensure organizations within the community are fully supported.
More information can be found here.