The Community Services Recovery Fund is a unique funding opportunity aiming to respond to the needs of charities and non-profits as they adapt and modernize to face the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting communities across Canada.
Open until February 21, 2023.
Funded by the Government of Canada's Community Services Recovery Fund

Key Dates:

January 6, 2023 Applications Open

January 12, 2023 How to Apply Webinar

February 21, 2023 Applications Close

Funded projects are to begin after May 1, 2023 and end by June 30, 2024

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The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery.

Now more than ever, charities and non-profits are playing a key role in addressing persistent and complex social problems faced by all Canadians. We are working with Community Foundations of Canada, in collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada, to provide funding.

The fund will support Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies and Registered Charities located in Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund aims to respond to what charities and non-profits need right now and supports them as they adapt to long-term impacts of the pandemic.

Purpose of the Fund

The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a unique funding opportunity aiming to respond to the needs of charities and non-profits as they adapt and modernize to face the immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, while supporting communities across Canada.

Although some projects may touch on more than one Project Focus Area, eligible organizations are asked to select one focus area that best relates to the main intention of their project:

  • Investing in People: Funding will support one-time projects that focus on how organizations recruit, retain, engage and support their personnel, including staff, volunteers and boards of directors.
  • Investing in Systems and Processes: Funding will support one-time projects that invest in the systems and processes involved in creating the internal workings of an organization’s overall structure.
  • Investing in Program and Service Innovation and Redesign: Funding will support one-time projects primarily focused on program and service innovation and redesign using information gained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at csrf@vancouverfoundation.ca

Eligibility

Community Service Organizations who provide services to communities in Canada are eligible to apply. This means any non-profit organization, Indigenous Governing Body, or Registered Charity/Some Qualified Donees located in Canada.

  • Non-profit Organizations: Means non-incorporated, as well as incorporated associations, clubs, or societies that are not registered charities or individuals, but are organized and operated exclusively for social welfare, civic improvement, pleasure, recreation, or any other purpose except profit.
  • Indigenous Governing Bodies: This includes Indigenous governing bodies that are not registered as charities or nonprofits, such as First Nations bands, Métis settlements, and Inuit governments or associations.
  • Registered Charities/Some Qualified Donees: Charities and other qualified donees registered with the Canada Revenue Agency.

How to Apply

Take this short questionnaire to find the right application for you!

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