Homelessness, food insecurity, mental illness and precarious employment are really difficult things to have to experience. Now, as public health measures are being made across the region in response to COVID-19, people who are already vulnerable are facing major disruptions and new risks – and many are in crisis right now.
Our community service agencies are on the front-line providing essential services to our region’s most vulnerable. Now more than ever, these agencies are being called upon to be adaptive and responsive to the evolving needs of our communities. We need to pull together to ensure these important services have the resources needed to do this critical work. The Atlantic Compassion Fund will help us do exactly that.
This Atlantic-wide fund – managed by United Way Halifax in collaboration with other United Ways across the region – will help meet basic needs, reduce the impact of further marginalization and bring people back together when the time is right.
Please select United Way of Central NB if you wish to give back to those locally. These funds will be available to registered charities serving community members in Central New Brunswick (this includes Carleton, Madawaska, Northumberland, Queens, Restigouche, Sunbury, Victoria, and York counties.
United Way of Central New Brunswick has taken a phased approach to disbursing the donations received through the Atlantic Compassion Fund. Tier 1 funding through the Atlantic Compassion Fund was focused on addressing the most pressing needs of those most marginalized (as determined by service providers) and supporting efforts to meet immediate and basic needs. As the conditions and restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic have continued and evolved, different and/or nuanced needs have emerged that require community-led support.
Applications to Tier 2 funds are now available to registered charities serving community members in Central NB (this includes Carleton, Madawaska, Northumberland, Queens, Restigouche, Sunbury, Victoria, and York counties) based on the following areas of focus: · Immediate/Fundamental Needs · Social and Mental Health & Addictions Supports · Protective Equipment/Clothing and Cleaning Supplies · Adapted and Virtual Programming Costs · Specific Population Needs For a more detailed description of the areas of focus, download the PDF >> Description of Focus Areas Tier 2 EN
PLEASE NOTE THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO MAY 15TH. NEW FUNDING WILL BE AVAILABLE MAY 19TH. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.
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