Sunday, March 7, 2021

Applications open for COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

Together with government, local businesses, foundations, trusts, and philanthropists, the United Way of Chatham-Kent is accepting applications from registered charities, non-profits, and community groups that directly assist with human and social services needs as part of the COVID-19 response.

United Way of Chatham-Kent officials say the intention of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund is to make it easy for frontline human and social service organizations to rapidly respond to the effects of the pandemic as they work hard to serve of community’s most vulnerable residents.

Programs and services are eligible for funding if they support: seniors (55+), youth (0-25), people experiencing homelessness, emergency food insecurity, mental health/problematic substance use, and intimate partner violence.

Applications will be accepted and approved on an ongoing basis, United Way of Chatham-Kent officials added.

Applications received by noon each Thursday will be reviewed the following Friday.

“The generosity of the Co-Investors Table and our corporate and individual donors helps to ensure that all of Chatham-Kent’s human and social services continue to do the hard work necessary to meet many of our community’s basic needs, such as food, shelter, clothing, and safety,” United Way of Chatham-Kent CEO Steve Pratt said in a media release.

The application can be found online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVIDES21.

Organizations interested in applying are advised to discuss their needs ahead of time by contacting Patricia Peters at 226-626-5023 or patty@uwock.ca.

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