As the coronavirus continues to impact our world and our community, the Community Foundation of PEI has created the COVID-19 Community Impact Fund to help assist local organizations, which meet the needs of others, respond to challenges created by COVID-19. The fund will assist organizational activities in the following areas (as examples):
- Response – To assist organizations serving the immediate needs of the most vulnerable individuals and families. This includes shelter, food, and other physical and psychological needs, such as counselling.
- Recovery – To assist in stabilizing organizations in Prince Edward Island where their funding has been reduced, or their operational costs have increased as a result of COVID-19. Funding may also be directed to organizations for specific initiatives to assist vulnerable populations, further disadvantaged to a large degree as a result of the pandemic.
- Rebuild – To assist organizations in re-examining their current methods of operation, or to transform how they operate to more efficiently and effectively serve their clients, which may include new forms of collaboration and partnership. It may also include funds to assist in developing new business plans and models.
Registered charities and other qualified donees whose work helps provide relief for those whose lives have in some way been impacted by the coronavirus.
Typically, registration with Canada Revenue Agency as a charitable organization is required to be eligible to apply for a Community Grant. Incorporation as a not-for-profit is not sufficient to qualify. However, an organization that does not have charitable status can apply in a formal partnership with a charitable organization if, through the initiative in question, the non-charitable organization is helping the charity fulfill its mission and mandate. There are also a limited number of other categories of organizations that are eligible to apply directly. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please contact us.
- Activities which have already received support from other COVID-19 emergency funding sources such as the Emergency Community Support Fund and/or other federal/provincial funds are ineligible. Incremental activities, that are related to a previous or ongoing project but which have not been supported through grant/emergency funding are eligible.
- Activities must have a demonstrable relationship to COVID 19.
- Administrative costs for organizations in a recovery or rebuilding phase as a direct result of COVID 19 will be considered.
Grants up to a maximum of $10,000 per successful applicant will be available. It is expected that 20-25 grants will be awarded depending on requests and amount of funds available for granting.
Applications will be accepted starting March 8th, 2021 and will close when all funds have been disbursed. The fund will have weekly deadlines of Friday at 4:00pm with evaluations and approvals starting on March 19th.
- Purpose (30/100) – how has COVID 19 impacted the applicant’s internal operations and/or external service delivery and how will the proposed activities help to address these impacts?
- Goals and Objectives (20/100) – what is the feasibility of the activities to address COVID-19 impacts?
- Community Impact (20/100) – what are the direct and indirect impacts expected? what groups/segments of the community will benefit?
- Partnerships (10/100) – will additional partners/funding be leveraged?
- Other (20) – key elements not included elsewhere such as what is the track record of the applicant organization and its ability to successfully deliver the activities proposed?
How to Apply
Applications can be completed and submitted online by clicking the Apply Now button below. All applications must be completed online.