United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is now accepting applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund to help charities and non-profit organizations serve and support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This funding has been made available by the Government of Canada and funding streams are being administered by United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross in communities from coast to coast to coast. United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta is proud to support this important investment by the Federal Government and will be allocating approximately $440,000.

Starting May 19th, 2020, United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta will be accepting applications for funding.

Who Can Apply

United Way of Lethbridge & South Western Alberta will fund organizations that provide direct services to vulnerable populations who are impacted by COVID-19.

Your organization is eligible to receive funding if your organization has a charitable number, or is otherwise a qualified donee, and is providing supports and services to meet immediate community needs related to COVID-19.

This funding is intended to support frontline community service organizations providing services to support vulnerable Canadians, including low-income seniors, women, children and youth, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2S+ community, refugees, Indigenous peoples, members of racialized communities, and more.

“Canadian charities and not for profits are always there to help you, in your time of need. But the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing real challenges to these important organizations. With today’s announcement, the Government of Canada will be there for them so they can continue to be there for Canadians.” -The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.

How to Apply

Download information and application forms below. Please email completed applications to together@lethbridgeunitedway.ca. The deadline to apply is Monday, June 15, 2020. We anticipate a high volume of requests and will be working to ensure that all requests are reviewed as quickly as possible. Funding announcements will be made on or before July 31, 2020.


Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions and Application Guidelines for more information. Contact Us with additional questions or concerns.  


The Emergency Community Support Fund
is funded by the Government of Canada.