EMERGENCY COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND
On April 21, 2020, the federal government announced an investment of $350 million to support vulnerable Canadians through charities and non-profit organizations that deliver essential services to those in need. The investment will flow through three national organizations that have the ability to get funds quickly to local organizations that serve vulnerable populations: United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.
The application deadline has passed and funding decisions have been made.
The team at United Way is doing all we can to help our community during the COVID-19 crisis. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide support directly to individual people or families. We are bound by law to only provide financial support to agencies with charitable status. Those agencies, in turn, can support individuals through their programs and services. We are working with local agencies to provide them with additional funding right now.
For non-emergency, non-medical help, please consider contacting 211 either by dialing 2-1-1 or visiting them online at www.ns.211.ca Their role is to help connect people with the services they need, and they can connect you to over 3,000 community and social services across Nova Scotia.
In response to COVID-19, the staff of the United Way of Colchester is working from home until further notice to support social distancing and protect our community’s most vulnerable.
All staff will be available by leaving a message by phone at 902 895-9313. Messages are checked several times during the day. Staff can also be reached by email: Sarah Flemming, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or Heather Hamilton, Office and Engagement Coordinator, email@example.com