Emergency Community Support Fund

October 5, 2020 update

United Way NWT continues to work with ESDC to help community service organizations in the territory to adapt to the ongoing pandemic. An envelope of $62,000 has been added to the approximately $102,000 already invested in the Northwest Territories through the ECSF.

Given that requests (which totaled $500,000 in August) far exceeded the available envelope, we will not be holding a second round of open applications for this new funding. UW NWT will enhance projects that have already received funding and reconsider existing requests that had not been accepted.

However, agencies that want to submit a request for a new project may do so with the Yellowknife Community Foundation.

Since March of 2020, the United Way NWT has assisted the Government of Canada in distributing funds from the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) in helping organizations and communities serve and support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandmeic. The fund provides financial support to charities and other qualified donees who continue to adapt their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ECSF was announced by the Government of Canada and is administered in collaboration with United Way Centraide Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Canadian Red Cross. United Way NWT is proud to support this important investment by the Federal Government.

Through two calls for proposals, the United Way NWT has helped deliver $125,000 to charities and organizations to support NWT residents in addressing the impacts of COVID-19. Recipients of ECSF grants are listed below.

Please check back periodically for continuing opportunities to deliver this funding and other COVID-19 response funding in the NWT.

Emergency Community Support Fund recipients:

RecipientCommunity (ies)
Łutselk’e Dene First NationŁutselk’e
Sahtú Search and RescueNorman Wells
Sister Mary Celeste / SisterCeleste Child Development and Elder CentreTulita
Soaring Eagle Friendship CentreHay River
St. Joe’s ParishFort Smith
St. John’s Anglican ChurchFort Smith
Teetl’It Gwichin Band CouncilFort McPherson
Tsiigehtchic Charter CommunityTsiigehtchic
Incorporated Hamlet of TulitaTulita
Community Government of WhatìWhati
Pehdzeh Ki First NationWrigley
Yellowknife Dene First NationN’dilo and Dettah
Yellowknife Senior’s SocietyYellowknife
Fort Smith Food BankFort Smith
West Point First NationHay River
Community Garden Society of InuvikInuvialuit Region
Łı́ı́dlı̨́ı̨́ Kų́ę́ First NationFort Simpson
YWCA NWTYellowknife
The Hay River Soup KitchenHay River
Soaring Eagle Friendship CentreHay River
Town of Hay RiverHay River
Ulukhaktok Food BankUlukhaktok


Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions

For questions not addressed in these resources, please Amber Henry at office@nwt.unitedway.ca or 1 (867) 669-7986 for assistance.

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.