Community Services Recovery Fund


Apply now for the Community Services Recovery Fund!

The National Association of Friendship Centres would like to provide assistance and support to Friendship Centres and Provincial Territorial Associations applying for the Community Services Recovery Fund.
The Community Services Recovery Fund (CSRF) is a $400 million investment from the Government of Canada to support charities and non-profits as they focus on how to adapt their organizations for pandemic recovery. The CSRF is being delivered through three National Funders - Canadian Red Cross, Community Foundations of Canada, and United Way Centraide Canada.
The CSRF will provide funding to Community Service Organizations such as non-profit organizations, Indigenous Governing Bodies, or Registered Charities located in Canada that provide services to communities in Canada.

Projects funded under the Community Services Recovery Fund will work within one of the Project Focus Areas below. Although some projects may touch on more than one Project Focus Area, eligible organizations are asked to select one focus area that best relates to the main intention of their project:

  • 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.

 The deadline to apply is February 21, 2023.


If you have any questions or need support for the applications process, please contact Bridget Bowman at