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These are challenging and uncertain times. But the research is clear and consistent. The stronger the sense of connection – local people working together in a united way – the more resilient the community.


United Way of Chatham-Kent has joined together with government, local businesses, foundations, trusts, and philanthropists in an effort to make it easy for front-line human and social service organizations to rapidly respond to effects of COVID-19 as they work to serve our community's most vulnerable residents. Please click here to view the full list of partners!

This application for support is intended for qualified donees providing services in the Chatham-Kent area that are directly assisting with human and social service needs as part of the COVID-19 response. For all applicants, we would strongly encourage you to discuss your needs with Patty at (226) 626-5023 or patty@uwock.ca BEFORE you complete this application.  

If you are an individual in need, we'd like to assist you in finding the help you need, too! We invite you to call our information hotline by dialing 2-1-1 from your phone or visiting 211ontario.ca. Phones are always answered by live information and referral specialists, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. They will help to connect you to local organizations and community groups that may be able to assist you.

If your organization is a nonprofit or community group, but you are helping to provide emergency support for community members impacted by COVID-19, you will need to speak with Patty at (226) 626-5023 or patty@uwock.ca to discuss what options may be open to you for support. 

United Way of Chatham-Kent and our co-investment team members are pleased to provide support to local community service organizations that provide rapid, emergency community support to vulnerable community members. All applications are reviewed and funding decisions are made locally. Our aim is to make this application process simple. The application should take approximately 18 minutes to complete.

These funds, in part, are being distributed as part of Employment and Social Development Canada’s (ESDC) Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). Before you begin, we encourage you to read the Applicant Guide on CKgives.ca to fully understand what activities and expenses are allowable under this emergency funding for qualified donees.



This application has five sections:

  • Section 1 – Eligibility
  • Section 2 – The qualified donee (your organization)
  • Section 3 – Service information
  • Section 4 – Grant request, budget and financial information * (new additions)
  • Section 5 – Authorization and confirmation


· Application Open Date: October 5, 2020

· Applications Due: October 30, 2020

· Applications Decisions: November 27, 2020

Si vous avez des questions ou souhaitez présenter une demande de financement au Fonds d’urgence pour l’appui communautaire en français, veuillez communiquer avec nous à FUAC-demande@centraide.ca 

If you have questions or need support completing this application, please contact: 

Patricia Peters

Director, Resource Development

United Way of Chatham-Kent

patty@uwock.ca | (226) 626-5023

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