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Emergency Community Support Fund

Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2

Emergency Community Support Fund - support for communities coast to coast to coast

We are proud to have partnered with Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to deliver the Government of Canada's Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) across Nova Scotia

Launched on May 19, 2020, we've invested $1.12M through the ECSF towards local charities and qualified donees supporting populations experiencing heightened vulnerability during this crisis.


Round Two Application Portal Now Open until October 30, 2020


Helpful links:


Round One Information:

We invite you to click on the image below to see some of the amazing initiatives that were supported in the first round of funding: 

Emergency Community Support Fund Success Stories

Links from the video:

The following is a complete list of projects that have been funded through the ECSF:



Amount Granted

Adsum Association for Women & Children

Renovations at Adsum House shelter for social distancing and safety


Adsum for Women & Children

Rapid rehousing for women and trans


Association of Black Social Workers

ABSW/HAAC COVID-19 Provincial Impact Toll-Free Line


Association of Black Social Workers on Behalf of East Preston Empowerment Academy  

Supporting our Marginalized Adult Learners through Online/Virtual Services


Autism Nova Scotia

Critical Technology Needs to adapt to the "New Normal"


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Halifax



Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Halifax

Youth drop-in program


Canadian National Institute for the Blind

CNIB Virtual Programming–Addressing isolation during COVID-19


Chebucto Links Senior Support Association

Online and Socially Distanced Communications, Programs and Services for Seniors


Childhood Cancer Canada

Emergency Fund for Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults with Cancer


Cobequid Arts Council

Preparation and implementation of the "New Normal"


Crohn's and Colitis

COVID-19 and IBD: Webinars and Resources


Crohn's and Colitis Canada

Community Outreach and Support


Dartmouth General Hospital Foundation

Uniting to Protect African Nova Scotians from COVID-19


Family SOS Association

Summer Program Support


Halifax Transition House Association (HTHA) (Bryony House Shelter)

Safe spaces for women & children fleeing intimate partner violence

$15,000.00 Digital Mental Health Education Program Expansion in Nova Scotia


Live Different

Live Different Circles


March of Dimes Canada

Social Connect


New Boundaries Society

Furniture and supplies accommodations due to Covid-19, 2020


Nova Scotia Hospice and Palliative Care Association

Advance Care Planning in Nova Scotia


Scleroderma Canada

Scleroderma Self-Care/Care Halifax Community Support Program


St. Leonard's Society of Nova Scotia operating as Shelter Nova Scotia

Metro Turning Point COVID Wellness Renovation


The Lung Association of Nova Scotia

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Virtual Support Group


The North Grove

Emergency Food Community Kitchen


The Ship's Company Theatre Society

Play-making for Rural Youth


The Shoe Project

COVID & Us: Immigrants in Pandemic


Undercurrent youth centers

Online art, music, and science


Vedanta Ashram Society

International Students - Help - COVID 19


Veterans Transition Network / Réseau de Transition des Vétérans

Operation Outreach


Victoria Hall Society (VHS)

Enhanced Services


YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth

Reopening Community: A YMCA Health and Safety Plan



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