Emergency Community Support Fund

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Funded in partnership - United Way Regina and the Government of Canada
 
Round 1 Funding Allocations
 
This funding is intended to assist community agencies and organizations support vulnerable populations in all parts of Canada including rural and remote communities.  The following agencies and organizations are receiving round 1 funding for July 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021 timeframe:  

SWIFT CURRENT AND AREA

$15,000 - Canadian Mental Health Association - Swift Current Branch
To provide social recreation programming for a reduced number of participants at a time while ensuring that safety restrictions are followed to protect against COVID-19 transmission. Calls will be made focusing on wellness checks to assist with mental health and wellbeing.

$4,500 - Dr Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Inc.
To provide the Mental Health Unit of the Cypress Regional Hospital an additional medication cart to enhance delivery of medication due to influx of additional patients during COVID-19.

$20,000 - Family Resource Centre Swift Current Inc.
To provide innovative methods of service delivery to effectively reduce isolation and minimize barriers and challenges in providing supports to isolated and vulnerable families affected by COVID-19.

$40,000 - Great Plains College
To deliver Adult 10, GED and Adult 12 programming via a blended format that has a substantial distance delivery component to students in vulnerable sectors, including technology support in Swift Current and Maple Creek.

$20,000 - Herbert Group Home Inc. (Herbert)
To increase staff capacity to support the residents who are adults with intellectual disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

$14,500 - Saskatchewan Health Authority (Swift Current Area)
To provide residents of Long-Term Care who are isolated from friends and family and experiencing increasing loneliness, depression and anxiety, the opportunity to reduce these symptoms through all the benefits of biking outdoors in summer and indoors in winter.

$5,000 - Southwest Cultural Development Group Inc.
To provide the technology required to adapt the programming to develop regularly scheduled online video presentations of Lyric Theatre core performing arts programming giving creative outlet to youth and others isolated by COVID-19 restrictions.

$20,000 - Southwest Homes Inc.
To provide participants within the community and in group home/assisted living programs the ability to sustain basic needs and prevent risk of self-harm, decreased mental health challenges, suicide, increase self-worth, open and continued pathways to opportunity.  

$3,000 - West Bank Bible Camp
To provide an online virtual camp experience for children and youth who are not able to attend camp due to COVID-19.
 

Total Number of Projects Funded:                10         
Total Amount of Funding for All Projects:    $142,000