Charities across Greater Victoria can now apply to receive a part of the $350 million fund announced by the federal government last month.
The capital of B.C. is slated to receive $1.635 million through the Emergency Community Support Fund to help charities and non-profits that are struggling to meet increased demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
These funds will be distributed through United Way Greater Victoria and the Victoria Foundation to eligible charities and community organizations that require funding to support their work.
“This is a vital step in the fight against COVID-19,” said Sandra Richardson, CEO, Victoria Foundation in a statement.
“Local charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to support those who need it most right now. This additional funding is a much-needed boost to their efforts.”
Once received, grants can be used to cover a variety of costs including staffing, resource needs, and purchase assistance.
Funds will be issued on an ongoing basis until July 31, 2020 or until all funds have been allocated.