Updated May 27, 2020CLOSED

COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations Granting Program for Non-Profits

With funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund led by Employment and Social Development Canada, the Canadian Red Cross is making grants available to non-profits across Canada to support their direct service delivery to those who are most vulnerable to the health, social and economic impacts of COVID-19.
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CLOSEDJul 07, 2020Deadline
From $5,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasHumanitarian Assistance
Infectious & Vector Diseases (Health)

To be eligible, non-profit organizations must be organized and operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit and excludes registered charities, other qualified donees and for-profit businesses, and also must:

  • Be incorporated or established in Canada, or have a principaled registered office address in Canada;
  • Have been in operation on or before December 31, 2019;
  • Regularly dedicate at least 50% of core activities to direct service delivery;
  • Require a minimum grant of $5,000;
  • Have a governance structure with at least three people on the board or management committee, etc.;
  • Have internal accountability measure such as practices and procedures for internal controls and accountability; and
  • Conduct activities that fall into at least one of the activity areas listed above.
  • Preference will be given to organizations with annual revenues of $,1500,000 or less.

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds

For the purpose of ensuring community-base supports to vulnerable populations in Canada, or addressing a pressing social inclusion or well-being need, non-profit organizations may be eligible for grants to assist in the following areas:

  • To respond to increased demand for vital goods and services as a result of COVID-19.
  • To adapt or realign existing service delivery and programming to a COVID-19 reality.
  • To deliver new vital services or programming as a result of new needs or losses arising as a result of COVID-19.
  • To recruit, engage and support volunteers to deliver services required to respond to COVID-19.
  • To support efforts to increase community awareness, information and education related to COVID-19.

Application Directions

Applications can be submitted directly online.
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