Access Funds

Access the Emergency Community Support Fund

We will be providing $156,750 to support local charities responding to COVID-19 as part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada and the Canadian Red Cross, funded through the Government of Canada’s $350M Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). This vast national effort aims to support vulnerable populations disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The North Bay and Area Community Foundation is among some 150 local community foundations across Canada that are taking part.  

For more information: CFC Website

To Apply: Online Portal

Tips for Success:

Clearly Outline Expenses – A detailed budget will bolster your chances of receiving the funding your project requires. Include in-kind or donated services and materials in your budget or budget notes. Ensure that your budget aligns with your request and include quotes where applicable.

Emphasize Impact – Demonstrate what need is being addressed by your project and why it is you addressing it. Who will be affected and how?

Briefly Outline a Communication Plan – If applicable, articulate how you will be reaching your targeted audience/participants.

Be Clear and Concise – Get to the heart of it while using facts. Please be direct and comprehensible when outlining your project.

Access Funds from COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund

If your organization requires increased financial support in the wake of COVID-19 please fill out the application below and email to

Thank you to the Rotary Club of North Bay for their seed funding. We are stronger together.