Emergency Community Support Fund Round 2
As the social and economic implications of the pandemic continue, community-serving non-profits are struggling to keep up with the increased need for responsive services and programming while facing significantly lower revenues than typical years. The CBT is proud to announce 5 diverse community projects receiving $30K in funding from Round 2 of the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF) from the Government of Canada, via the CBT. In total, $70K has been granted from the ECSF. Check out the list of organizations and projects who have received funding below:
- Surfrider Foundation - Addressing and collecting the proliferation of waste from the pandemic, which is a consequence of the increase in plastic takeaway items, decreased bylaw capacity to deal with littering, gaps in local waste management services, and PPE gear that isn't locally recyclable, added to the existing flow of marine debris continually washing up on local and remote shorelines.
- West Coast Community Resources Society – Continuation of regular radio guest appearances of a local physician and other service providers to provide COVID updates, education and information (medical and mental wellbeing) most relevant to west coast residents, businesses and communities.
- Tla-o-qui-aht Tribal Parks - Guardians need support to continue ecological stewardship responsibilities while performing emergency pandemic response task of protecting communities from over-tourism pressures threatening vulnerable populations including elders.
- Wildsafe BC – Addressing the need for better waste management in the region as this summer saw increases in unsecured and overflowing municipal and commercial waste and garbage at illegal campsites. This significantly increases the risk of human-wildlife conflict, which WSBC is mitigating through education, collaboration and community solutions.
- Pacific Rim Hospice – Many older adults and seniors have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. PRHS will be completing an “Older Adult and Service Provider Needs Assessment/Gap Analysis” and will develop programs that put health and well-being first based on the results.
You can check out the projects funded in Round 1 of the ECSF in this blog post.