Emergency Community Support Fund

Application Period Extended to June 18, 2020

COVID-19 is having a disproportionate impact on vulnerable populations in Canada. 

The Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund aims to help charities and non-profit organizations adapt and increase frontline services for vulnerable populations during COVID-19. 

Together, the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada are collaborating with the Government of Canada to flow ECSF support to those who need it most right now. 

Since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, community-based charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to provide emergency support of all kinds—in particular, to individuals and communities experiencing continued or heightened vulnerability. Demand for their services has increased dramatically.

The Fund is designed to help these organizations carry out their vital work to ensure no one is left behind. 

Brant United Way is pleased to support this vital investment by the Government of Canada in critical services for vulnerable people in our community.

More details on this funding can be found here.

Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez présenter une demande de financement au Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous à FUAC-demande@centraide.ca.  


Brant United Way Announces Funding for Seniors during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Thank you to all the service providers who submitted proposals.  The excellent work you do in our community makes such a difference in the lives of seniors during this challenging time.

“We received a lot of great applications, and it was a real challenge deciding which services to fund.”  said Ron Birkett, volunteer and campaign chair for the 2019 Campaign.  “We put together a great team of volunteers to read and evaluate the proposals to make sure we sent these funds to where they will have the biggest impact for seniors in our community.”

Details on which services are being funded can be found here.

Thank you and take care of yourselves.


We bring people together (friends, neighbours, large employers and small local businesses) and create a network of giving. 

Individual gifts are combined to make meaningful and important investments in our community.

We then work with our local partners and help them provide the services most needed in our community so that your gift is truly used to make things better.