The charitable sector has been at the forefront of this crisis, providing urgently needed services for marginalized and vulnerable Winnipeggers.
As the demand for these services continues to put significant strain on front-line service providers, it is vital to equip these agencies with the funds and resources to do the critical work they do.
United Way Winnipeg, with the tremendous support of generous donors, has established the Equity and COVID-19 Recovery fund in response to these growing needs and inequities.
Over a three-year period, this fund will invest $2.9 million in recovery initiatives in the community and support for populations that have been disproportionately impacted.
The Equity and COVID-19 Recovery fund will provide grants to Winnipeg agencies addressing one or more of the following priorities:
- Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Mental Health and Addiction Supports
- Family Supports
- Job Readiness and Training
- Sector Modernization
The call for proposals is now open for nonprofit and charitable organizations in Winnipeg until Monday, July 12. Further details on criteria can be found here.
Many thanks to phenomenal support of United Way Winnipeg donors, who are helping our neighbours to weather the storm of COVID-19 while also building a strong foundation for them to reach their dreams and thrive.