Emergency Funding Available
Times are tough. But so are you.
Introducing the Community Emergency Fund
At e4c, we know that COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in everyone’s 2020 plans. Whether that was saving up for a move, visiting family and friends outside of Edmonton, or paying down debt, a lot of financial hardship has been created for all Albertans.
Which is why, in partnership with the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, e4c has launched the Community Emergency Fund, a one-time emergency financial assistance fund for individuals and families experiencing financial hardship and facing an emergent need.
Emergency needs are defined as a need that is currently not being met, or at imminent risk of not being met, to which there are no other supports available.
Requests for assistance may be up to $1,000 and used for things like rental assistance (including damage deposit), utilities, and more.
Referrals to receive funding must be completed by a professional connected to the family – a teacher, a health care provider, a religious leader, social worker, or other community based professional. Sorry, we are unable to accept self-referrals, or referrals from family members. If you qualify, we encourage you to connect with someone who is a trusted professional, such as your family doctor,
Referrals can be completed using the attached application, or by sending a letter on official letterhead outlining the nature of the referrer’s relationship to applicant, the funding amount requested, and individual’s need for funding.
Completed applications for funding should be submitted to email@example.com
Funding is available until August 31, 2020. Please contact 780-424-7543 with any questions or concerns.