Powell River Community Response Fund
Powell River & District United Way, Powell River Community Foundation and First Credit Union, with support from the Regional Social Planner (representing the City of Powell River, qathet Regional District, and Tla’amin Nation) have launched the Community Response Fund (CRF) to support our community through the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the CRF is to support local community service charities and not-for-profits meeting the urgent needs of vulnerable individuals and families affected by COVID-19.
GRANTING PRIORITY AREAS
The CRF will support local charities and not-for-profits providing services to vulnerable people affected by the pandemic. Services may include (but not limited to): food security; financial wellness; health and hygiene; home care or personal support services; information and navigation; legal supports; mental health and wellness; shelter; safety; social inclusion and learning, and transportation.
HOW GRANTS ARE AWARDED
The CRF partners have set up an Advisory Committee to assess funding requests and make final awards. The Community Response Fund committee is comprised of 2 representatives from the Powell River and District United Way, 2 representatives from the Powell River Community Foundation, and 1 representative from First Credit Union. The Committee is supported by the Social Planner. Based on the nature of the funding request, we draw on the appropriate expertise of the Committee Advisors to make granting decisions that respond best to community need.
At this time there is not a date set for a further intake. The committee will continue to monitor how the community is affected by the current surge in COVID-19, and hope to replenish funds available in anticipation for another intake in the near future.
HOW TO MAKE A DONATION
The CRF accepts contributions by government, corporate or non-profit organizations, and individuals. If you’d like to play a part in supporting community through this crisis, you can donate online (below) or by mailing a cheque to: Powell River Community Foundation, PO Box 335, Powell River, BC, V8A 5C2 (please indicate that you would like this contribution to go towards the Community Support Fund.)
Funded in part by the Government of Canada