CFSEA awards $256,515 in grants through the Emer­gency Com­mu­nity Sup­port Fund

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The CFSEA has awarded $256,515 in grants to 12 lo­cal char­i­ties to sup­port vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions across south­east Al­berta. The grants an­nounced to­day are part of the Emer­gency Com­mu­nity Sup­port Fund (ECSF), funded by the Gov­ern­ment of Canada.

The ECSF is a $350 mil­lion fund that is be­ing im­ple­mented with Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tions of Canada, the Cana­dian Red Cross and the United Way Cen­traide Canada in part­ner­ship with lo­cal foun­da­tions across the coun­try. Its goal is to pro­vide sup­port to char­i­ties and non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tions serv­ing vul­ner­a­ble Cana­di­ans.

“Our grants com­mit­tee is re­view­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the ECSF on a weekly ba­sis and are work­ing closely with Mu­nic­i­pal lead­ers, fun­ders and com­mu­nity part­ners to en­sure that the great­est needs are be­ing ad­dressed in the com­mu­ni­ties we serve across South­east­ern Al­berta.” says Grants Com­mit­tee Chair, Ch­eryl Poc­sik

Re­turn­ing and new el­i­gi­ble or­ga­ni­za­tions can still ap­ply for grants of up to $40,000 un­til July 27th. CFSEA is re­view­ing and award­ing fund­ing weekly to sup­port projects that help en­sure no one is left be­hind in COVID-19 re­cov­ery mea­sures.

“The Emer­gency Com­mu­nity Sup­port Fund has been a vi­tal step in the fight against COVID-19 and lo­cal char­i­ties have been work­ing tire­lessly to sup­port vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions and those who need it most right now.” says Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, Sue Edwards

ECSF Grant Re­cip­i­ents

- Ron­ald McDonald House $17,250

- The Mus­tard Seed $79,742

- Medicine Hat and District Food Bank

$37,182

- Cy­press View Foun­da­tion $40,000 - Medicine Hat YMCA $40,000

- Good Sa­mar­i­tan So­ci­ety $10,000

- The Kid­ney Foun­da­tion $10,000

- CORE As­so­ci­a­tion $7,650

- Oyen United Church $5,000

- Medicine Hat Cares So­ci­ety $5,307 - Let’s Talk Sci­ence $2,884

- Crohn’s and Coli­tis Canada $1,500 Fo­ra­ful­l­listof grant­saward­edthrough Com­mu­ni­tyFoun­da­tion­sof Canada’s net­work,visit­theCFCweb­site.

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