Community Services Recovery Fund
West Vancouver Foundation funds 7 community service organizations through the Community Services Recovery Fund
This fund is a collaboration between the Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada to provide funding to Community Service Organizations, including non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities located in Canada. The Community Services Recovery Fund responds to what Community Service Organizations need right now and supports organizations as they adapt to the long-term impacts of the pandemic.
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment from the Government of Canada of $400 million to help community service organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies) adapt, modernize and be better equipped to improve the efficacy, accessibility and sustainability of the community services that they provide through the pandemic recovery and beyond.
The following projects are being supported in West Vancouver and Bowen Island:
- Bowen Island United Church Food Bank
- Dundarave Festival of Lights
- Harvest Project
- Kay Meek Arts Centre
- Lions Gate Hospital Foundation
- North Shore Restorative Justice
Visit www.communityservicesrecoveryfund.ca to find out more about this program.
The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a unique funding opportunity that aims to respond to the adaptation and modernization
needs of charities and non-profits facing immediate and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic as they continue to support 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.
Please note that the West Vancouver Foundation is handling applications for those located in West Vancouver and Bowen Island.