United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is accepting funding applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) Round 2 from October 5 to October 30, 2020. The fund continues to provide financial support to charities and other qualified donees adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of Canada has released this balance of funding for ECSF and it is being administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross.


United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is proud to support this important additional investment of $92,396.00 into our local communities.

“The impact of this investment is threefold;” writes Penny Barton Dyke, Executive Director of UWCKL. “Organizations in our area will be able to help people, especially citizens at risk, with some supports more rapidly; assist in connecting people to agencies that will help them now and going forward; and lastly help strengthen the capacity of our community by working collaboratively.”

“Charities and non-profit organizations are at the heart of our communities, helping the most vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 crisis. The Government of Canada is pleased to support these organizations through the Emergency Community Support Fund so that they can continue their invaluable work,” says The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

About United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes

The mission of the United Way for the City of Kawartha Lakes is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. The United Way of CKL strives to increase capacity building for community impacts. Education, resources, networking and partnerships are key components in community building. United Way has the ability to direct funds to specific projects and geographic locations and these designated investments are transparent and accountable. Empowering people in our community is paramount to positive outcomes for our United Way and citizens.

Media Contact:

Mallory Cramp-Waldinsperger, Projects and Communications Coordinator