An RCMP officer stands on a burned street, houses and cars still smouldering beside him. Photo credit: Alberta RCMP 

Funding available through United Way from the Red Cross

Applications are now open for grants from a new Emergency Community Fund being offered through United Way. Thanks to financial support from the Canadian Red Cross, the $1.2M fund will be administered through United Way of Calgary and Area and United Way of the Alberta Capital Region.

Grants will be allocated to Edmonton and Calgary-based community agencies that have supported or continue to support people impacted by the 2016 Alberta wildfires.

Applications will be accepted for services provided between May 2016 and December 2017. Grants will be available through four funding streams:

  • Financial stabilization (e.g. basic needs, emergency funds, employment, career planning, retraining)
  • Mental health supports
  • Community building
  • Emergency preparedness

All Calgary area and Edmonton area programs are eligible, not just those currently funded by United Way.

Red Cross RFP Application Request

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Contact information for questions and information

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You can also leave us a voicemail: 403-441-2268
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We encourage applicants with questions about the process to contact us to ensure we can provide timely answers.