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 Committee is made up of volunteers with collective and complementary knowledge and dedication to ensure funding goes where it is needed most. 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. Organizations can apply for funding starting on May 19, 2020. Applications will be assessed in multiple intakes; the deadline for the first intake of funding is 5pm, June 12, 2020.
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