A local organization is assisting community foundations across Canada to support community service organizations as they recover from the long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Chatham Kent Community Foundation has announced that it will be distributing funds to charities, Indigenous groups, and non-profits within the municipality as part of the federal government’s $400 million Community Services Recovery Fund.

“Charities and non-profits are at the forefront of addressing communities’ needs, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, many of them are struggling to recover and adapt their services to the changing needs of the Chatham-Kent community,” said Chris Pegg, the executive director of the Chatham-Kent Community Foundation. “Through the Community Services Recovery Fund, the Chatham Kent Community Foundation will be able to give organizations the support they need to serve our community.”

The foundation will be forming a review committee to determine how best to allocate funds to local charities and non-profits that apply for financial assistance.

Community service groups interested in applying can do so by clicking here.