The United Way British Columbia has been chosen by the federal government to help hand out $1.6 million in funds in B.C.’s Southern Interior.
The United Way BC is working with communities in B.C.’s Interior, Lower Mainland and Central and Northern Vancouver Island until Feb. 21 to determine which organizations will qualify for the funding.
The Community Services Recovery Fund is a $400-million investment from the feds to support charities and non-profits across the country as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery.
“We are proud to be chosen as a national funder of this innovative fund, which will help community-serving non-profit organizations adapt and modernize as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic," said United Way BC president Michael McKnight.
"Charitable organizations have provided considerable help, relief, and resources to the communities they serve during the pandemic, and this fund will ensure that work can continue."
United Way BC is responsible for setting up the application process, reaching out to diverse communities across the province, assessing applications and distributing the funding.
United Way BC is hosting a series of online information sessions for more information, click here.