CSRF – Application Launch Is TODAY

Dear <<First Name>>,

The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million that will help charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies to acquire the tools they need to adapt and modernize so they can better support pandemic recovery in communities across Canada. 

SUNSET COMMUNITY FOUNDATION has been allocated $340,000 of the Community Services Recovery Fund to distribute in communities across Lambton Shores and Huron County.

Funding from the Community Services Recovery Fund will enable charities, non-profits and Indigenous Governing Bodies to invest in their own organizational capacity to: 

  • adapt the way they deliver services to support the needs of their staff and volunteers;
  • buy equipment such as computers and software;
  • create new ways of working, such as developing new fundraising approaches;
  • provide support for staff and volunteers, such as staff training, supports for mental health and wellbeing; and
  • develop plans to receive funding from diverse sources.

We encourage community service organizations to attend the following webinars:

  1. Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) Webinar:

How to Apply (English only) – National webinar
January 12, 2023 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Join the CSRF team for a walk through of the program and its guidelines. This session will give you insight on the Community Services Recovery Fund, its eligibility criteria, timelines and next steps. We will also go through filling out an application

Register for the English webinar here: https://communityfoundations.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_W0ngdF0AR0a90ind7-4idA

Register for the French webinar here: https://communityfoundations.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UvjJ2e6cT-Wv2PMJIUDCmA

  1. Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) Webinar: Questions & Answers for Lambton Shores Huron and Perth Community Services Organizations – Local webinar

January 19, 2023 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Community Service Organizations in Lambton Shores, Huron and Perth Counties, please bring your questions about the CSRF.  These local partners will be on the webinar to help answer your questions:

  • Leah Kennedy , Grants and Community Impact Coordinator, Stratford Perth Community Foundation
  • Lisa Reaume, Executive Director, Sunset Community Foundation
  • Megan Partridge, Director Governance & Community Impact, United Way Perth-Huron

Register for the
English webinar by emailing Will Wellington United Way Perth-Huron) here:

To request a French webinar, please email Will Wellington at:
To read the eligibility criteria, learn about the program and APPLY go to the Community Services Recovery Fund website.

Reminder, the deadline for applications is February 21, 2023.