United Way NWT to contribute $50k for COVID relief

Funds will be distributed to northern non-profits across the territory.

(Photo courtesy of United Way NWT)

The United Way NWT receives an additional $50,000 in funding from the federal government for COVID relief programs.

This was part of the Emergency Community Support Fund.

The program focuses on providing aid to the most vulnerable members of the community and frontline services most impacted by the pandemic.

“This new fund makes it possible for larger projects to be considered,” says Tracy St. Denis, board member of the NWT United Way.

Applications can ask for up to $25,000 worth of funding for a particular project.

“Canadian charities and not-for-profits are always there to help you, in your time of need. But the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing real challenges to these important organizations,” says  Ahmed Hussen, minister of families, and children.

The funding is “flexible”, Denis adds.

Registered charities and non-profit organizations are invited to submit an application for funding from the United Way NWT, here.

“This new fund makes it possible for larger projects to be considered and we hope to receive some innovative proposals,” says Denis.

The application deadline is Aug. 27.



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