Community Services Recovery Fund officially launches

Application portal now open

Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF) is proud to be one of participating community foundations across Canada taking part in the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund, a collaboration between Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund will support a vast array of Community Service Organizations as they recover from the pandemic.

 

The Community Services Recovery Fund, a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada, 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 as they continue to support communities.

 

“This funding is about the staff and volunteers of the organizations serving our community,” said Christine Helpard, CVCF’s President. “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.”

 

Funding from the Community Services Recovery Fund will enable charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies to invest in their own organizations 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; and
  • develop plans to receive funding from diverse sources.

 

CVCF will be working closely with local United Way and Canadian Red Cross representatives to ensure organizations within our local community are fully supported. The application portal is now open. To learn more, visit www.communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca or call 250-338-8444.

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