Funding Opportunities

COVID-19 Support Fund Applications

United Way Halifax will take a phased approach to disbursing the donations received through the newly created COVID-19 support fund (Atlantic Compassion Fund). We are not currently accepting applications for cash disbursements, but we are accepting applications for Atlantic Business Interior's in-kind furniture donation described below.

Furniture Donation: Free office furniture to non-profit organizations in Atlantic Canada whose working conditions have been directly impacted by COVID-19 (up to $10,000-worth of furniture per organization). 

--APPLICATION FOR IN-KIND FURNITURE DONATION FROM ATLANTIC BUSINESS INTERIORS-- (please submit your application as soon as possible)

For Halifax-based questions or concerns about this funding, please contact Sue LaPierre, , 902-452-9942 or sign up below to receive funding notifications as they become available.


Support for Seniors

On March 29, 2020, the federal government announced $9 million funding to United Way Centraide to support vulnerable seniors at risk due to the COVID-19 crisis. This funding is intended to support community agencies’ supports for isolated seniors in all parts of Canada including rural and remote communities. It comes from the federal New Horizons for Seniors Program.

This funding will be available for registered charities only who serve individuals who are 55+. When we have more information about criteria and the process for applying for funding, we will update our website and social media channels.

If you are a senior in need of support, we encourage you to contact 211 Nova Scotia for information on existing programs in our community. Dial 2-1-1 on your phone or visit their website:


United Way Halifax is committed to offering a diversity of funding options as reflected in our Funding Framework. If you are interested in being notified when a call for proposals is issued please complete the form below.