Community Services Recovery Fund

2022 – CSRF Applicant Guide – english

The Federal Government has created the Community Services Recovery Fund to create opportunities for everyone in Canada as the long-term recovery from the pandemic continues. The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) will strengthen the ability of charities and non-profits to deliver services and resources where they will have the most impact. The fund will accept applications from Community Service Organizations, which means non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies or Registered Charities located in Canada who provide services to communities in Canada. For more details, resources and FAQ’s about the fund please access the national portal here:

Projects funded under the Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) will work within one of the following Project Focus Areas.

  • Investing in People:  Funding will support one-time projects that focus on how organizations recruit, retain, engage and support their personnel, including staff, volunteers and boards of directors.
  • Investing in Systems and Processes: Funding will support one-time projects that invest in the systems and processes involved in creating the internal workings of an organization’s overall structure.
  • Investing in Program and Service Innovation and Redesign: Funding will support one-time projects primarily focused on program and service innovation and redesign using information gained during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding for each focus area will flow through ONE of the three intermediaries; Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada or United Way’s. Although some projects may touch on more than one project focus areas, eligible organizations are asked to select one focus area that best relates to the main intention of their project. As a vital first step to determine which funding stream best suits your organization please complete this QUIZ no earlier than January 6, 2023.  Based on the results of the quiz, you will then be directed back to the organization that can best support your request.

Applications open on January 6th, 2023 and the application will close February 21st, 2023 . For additional details please refer to the CSRF Applicant Guide that has been attached.


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