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Community Services Recovery Fund

The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a new $400 million investment by the federal government to support charities and non-profits as they adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The Community Services Recovery Fund is being delivered through three national funders – Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada and United Way Centraide Canada.

Locally, Hamilton Community Foundation will distribute the Community Services Recovery Fund to:

Types of funding

Projects funded under the CSRF will be one-time projects that work within one of the following Project Focus Areas:

Although some projects may touch on more than one Project Focus Area, eligible organizations should select one focus area that best relates to their project’s main intent. The focus area will determine which national partner receives the application.

Organizations may submit only one application for funding under this program. This means only one application overall, across Project Focus Areas and funding stream tiers. An organization that applies as part of a collaborative and is not the lead applicant or is applying as a fiscal sponsor on behalf of a non-profit (incorporated or unincorporated organization), can apply to the fund but the project must be different.

How to apply

The application portal is open now and closes February 21, 2023.

Before submitting an application, applicants should:

If you have any questions please send them to In addition to responding directly to these questions, our team will add questions of a general nature to the FAQ as they are received, so please keep checking back.