Deep River and District Community Foundation takes part in the second round of the federal Emergency Community Support Fund
An additional $30K in funding available in the Upper Renfrew County Area for charities supporting COVID-19 response

Wed Oct 14 2020 04:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Deep River and District Community Foundation takes part in the second round of the federal Emergency Community Support Fund
An additional $30K in funding available in the Upper Renfrew County Area for charities supporting COVID-19 response

Deep River and District Community Foundation (DRDCF) today announced it has $30K to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of an ongoing partnership with Community Foundations of Canada (CFC), United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort is the second round of funding that aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. DRDCF is one of many community foundations across Canada which are taking part.

“As infection rates start to rise again in communities across the country, ongoing support is vital in the fight against COVID-19,” says Dianne Lemire, DRDCF Chair. “For over six months local charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to support those who need it most,but the reality is that they’re struggling with increased demand and decreased revenues. We’re thrilled to be able to flow additional emergency funding their way through the ECSF but we also see the need for stabilization support for the sector, so they can continue their good work in our community.”

The Emergency Community Support Fund was initially announced on April 21, 2020 by the Prime Minister of Canada. It is part of a broad series of emergency response measures by the Government of Canada. The first round of funding was disbursed through the community foundation network across Canada in June and July. DRDCF awarded $40K to 4 organizations in the area (Deep River and District Hospital, North Renfrew Long Term Care, Deep River and Area Food Bank, and Easter Seals Ontario).

Starting on October 5, 2020, DRDCF is accepting applications for funding from qualified donees. The deadline to submit your application is October 30, 2020, but apply early before funds run out. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including covering staffing or resource needs, purchase assistance and more. Charities and community organizations are invited to visit the foundation website www.drdcf.ca/ECSF2 for eligibility and application details.

’At Community Foundations of Canada, our purpose to “relentlessly pursue a future where everyone belongs” has never felt more important,’ said Andrea Dicks, CFC President. “We’re grateful for the leadership of local community foundations like Deep River and District Community Foundation who have been at the forefront of local response efforts since the pandemic was declared. Working together, CFC and Deep River and District Community Foundation have been able to quickly get funding to those who need it most in the Upper Renfrew County area. Thanks to the Government of Canada’s renewed contribution, those efforts will continue and unlock even more support for organizations on the front lines. Our goal is to ensure that no one is left behind.”

About Deep River and District Community Foundation
For more information please contact info@drdcf.ca or go to www.drdcf.ca/ECSF2 .

Deep River and District Community Foundation

P.O. Box 1171

Deep River, Ontario, K0J 1P0

info@drdcf.ca

Registered Charity Business Number: 862079258RR0001

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