ECSF Round 2

Sep 28, 2020 | Featured, Foundation News/Updates, Front Page 1

The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area is now accepting applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) Round 2.

We are proud to take part in a second round of funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund, alongside Community Foundations of Canada, the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada. Community Foundation for Kingston & Area and United Way KFL&A are proud to be a part of this important investment and will collectively receive over $340,000 from the Fund for distribution into local communities ($180,000 through United Way KFL&A and $164,018 through Community Foundation for Kingston & Area).


How to Apply

To apply for Community Foundation funding please read the Community Foundation of Canada’s Applicant Guide to clearly understand what is eligible.

Online applications will be accepted from October 5, 2020 – October 30, 2020, through the CFC’s national portal:

There is no minimum amount for the grant, however there is a maximum of $40,000 per project.

Applicants will receive a decision no later than

December 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM PST.


Specifically, eligible projects will:

  • Clearly address a pressing social inclusion or well-being need caused by COVID-19;
  • Serve one or more vulnerable groups as defined in the Applicant Guide;
  • Be carried out in a short timeframe – between April 1, 2020 and March 31, 2021.


Applicants may apply to more than one funder.  Applicants may not, however, apply to more than one funder for the same program activities and related costs.

Applicants who received ECSF funding in Round 1 can submit an application in Round 2 for project costs which were not funded in Round 1.

Applicants who were declined in Round 1 of ECSF can submit an application for the same or different project costs, as long as funding for the project costs was not provided by any of the ECSF funding intermediaries in Round 1.

We encourage charities in the community who are serving vulnerable populations to apply to the Fund. Grants can be used for a variety of purposes, including to cover staffing or resource needs, purchase assistance and more.


Community Foundations of Canada Information Webinar

The webinar took place on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 and provided information about how to apply to the second round of ECSF. The webinar included speakers from the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada.

You can listen to the webinar here:

The Emergency Community Support Fund

Funded by

275 Ontario Street Suite #100
Kingston, ON K7K 2X5
Phone: 613.546.9696
Fax: 613.531.9238

Community Foundation for Kingston & Area