The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta doled out $47, 930 in emergency funding to eight charities earlier this month.
The money is meant to support vulnerable populations in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic from the second round of the Spring 2020 Repurposing funds.
Locally, the 40 Mile Regional FCSS received $7,000 that will be used towards the virtual summer program and mental health supports in partnership with Alberta Health Services. The Redcliff Action Society for Youth received $4,500.
“This second round of emergency funding will help support both mental and physical health, youth and vulnerable populations affected by the pandemic. Our grants committee is reviewing applications on a weekly basis and encourage agencies to connect with the office to discuss the various funding streams available, said Cheryl Pocsik, grant committee chair.
Other grant recipients included Alan Joy’s Memorial Fund Society ($5,000), North Flats Neighbourhood Association ($10,000), The Champion Centre Inc., Brooks ($5,000), SPEC Association ($10,000) and the Crossroads Clinic Association ($1,430).
“We are pleased the Community Foundation continues to have the capacity to be responsive and nimble to emergent needs of the community during these unprecedented times to support charities in need across southeastern Alberta,” Michael Anctil, board chair for the grants
“The Spring Re-purposing Grant has now disbursed $100,030 for immediate and urgent needs across the region in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Community Foundation continues to accept applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund in partnership with the Government of Canada and Community Foundations of Canada, helping flow out over $363,000 across the region.
For more information on the COVID-19 Response fund and applications, please visit cfsea.ca or contact the CFSEA office for more information on grant opportunities and eligibility.