The Community Foundation of Swan Valley has been given $40,000 to support local charities responding to COVID-19.

The funding is part of a new partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross.

The funding is part of the Government of Canada’s $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund.

CFSV chair says “This is a vital step in the fight against COVID-19.  Local charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to support those who need it most right now. We’re looking forward to flowing funds quickly to ensure no one in our community is left behind. “

Beginning May 26, the Community Foundation of Swan Valley will start accepting applications for funding, and funding will be issued on an ongoing basis through July 2020.