Emergency Community Support Fund

United Way NWT is now accepting applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund to help qualified donee organizations and communities serve and support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. This funding has been made available by the Government of Canada and funding streams are being administered by United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross in communities from coast to coast to coast. United Way NWT is proud to support this important investment by the Federal Government. 

Starting May 19th, 2020, United Way NWT will be accepting applications for funding. 

Who can Apply?

United Way NWT will fund organizations that provide direct services to vulnerable populations who are impacted by COVID-19.

Your organization is eligible to receive funding if your organization has a charitable number, or is otherwise a qualified donee, and is providing supports and services to meet immediate community needs related to the COVID-19. 

This funding is intended to support frontline community service organizations providing services to support vulnerable Canadians, including low-income seniors, women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, refugees, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized communities, and more

Funds may be used for immediate needs and priorities related to the impact of COVID-19. This includes, but is not limited to, services such as:

•          Preparing and delivering meals and/or food hampers 

•          Supporting individuals in accessing income supports and financial coaching

•          Providing home care or personal support for seniors, elders, and persons with disabilities

•          Mental health & wellness supports, including crisis counselling and peer support 

•          Personal safety supports, including for those living in or escaping situations of violence 

•          Access to safe transport for essential appointment and errands, and

•          Others


What Types of Activities could be Funded?

•          Community outreach and engagement

•          Developing and/or delivering new programs, services or delivery models as a result of COVID-19

•          Sharing information and knowledge

•          Engaging and recruiting volunteers 

How to Apply

Applications can be found here and will be accepted until May 29, 2020. We anticipate a high volume of requests and are working to ensure that all requests are reviewed as quickly as possible.


Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions

For questions not addressed in these resources, please Amber Henry at office@nwt.unitedway.ca or 1 (867) 669-7986 for assistance.


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.