There can be no doubt that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been far reaching and has placed a burden on all Canadians. The Federal Government of Canada responded to this crisis with emergency funding. To deliver that funding they looked to United Way’s trusted network.

The United Way of Durham Region is proud to have partnered with United Way Centraide Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in Durham Region.

In Durham Region we received in excess of 250 enquiries from charities and nonprofits. We are pleased to announce that 41 projects have been approved to receive the total amount of ECSF funding which was the United Way’s allocation for Durham Region. At this time $1,583,163.00 is at work supporting these critical projects which are helping to mitigate the impacts of the COVID crisis on those most vulnerable in our community.
We are grateful to the Government of Canada for their support and to the United Way Centraide Canada for their assistance. The United Way in this community is fortunate to have worked with our agency and community and network partners to ensure that the ECSF funding was able to be deployed rapidly and with agility, and is helping those facing unprecedented need in these times.

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The COVID-19 emergency is having a profound impact on the lives of all Canadians and we in Durham see and feel the impacts every day. The United Way is uniquely positioned to work with our existing agency, program and community partners to address the areas of greatest need. Your contribution now will enable us to mitigate the worst impact of the virus on the most vulnerable in Durham Region.

For further information about this fund or to apply for funding, please click more below.

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New Horizons Seniors Grants are at work in Durham helping to lessen the burden of this crisis on Seniors in Durham. For a list of agencies and programs funded please click on more.

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