United Way Simcoe Muskoka

Site: Simcoe County

Service: Urgent Needs Fund

Record #: MID0767
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2022
Last Full Update: 11 Mar 2022


Description (Service) A discretionary fund available to provide individuals in Simcoe Muskoka experiencing or at-risk of poverty emergency financial assistance with modest one-time grants to address basic needs including:
  • food security (e.g. grocery gift card, baby food, etc.);
  • transportation (e.g. gas gift card, taxi voucher, bus ticket, medical transportation, etc.);
  • basic needs (e.g. clothing, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene supplies, footwear, etc.) including delivery of items;
  • social integration (e.g. access to a cellphone or phone cards, computer rentals, etc.);
  • health and wellness (e.g. medication, emergency dental, eyeglasses, etc.);
  • housing start-up costs (e.g. furniture, kitchen supplies, bedding, mattress, etc.);
  • child care;
  • family supports (e.g. parenting courses, educational resources and supplies for children/youth);
  • personal Identification (e.g. birth certificate, health card, SIN, driver's license);
  • student assistance for elementary and high school students (books, supplies, registration / application fees); and/or,
  • mental health supports;
  • income tax filing costs;
  • utilities

Requests for assistance will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

Service Details

Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Blue Mountains ; Muskoka District ; Simcoe County
Eligibility Individual must reside in Simcoe County or Muskoka District, have exhausted all other funding options and have an annual household income that meets one of the following:

1 person household with income of $28,000 or less
2 person household with income of $39,000 or less
3 - 4 person household with income of $48,000 or less
5 or more person household with income of $52,000 or less

ID and proof of income is required
Application Simcoe County residents call 2-1-1

Muskoka District residents call District of Muskoka Housing Support 705-645-2412 ext 4363 or 1-800-461-4215 ext 4363
Languages English
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Springwater
Address & Map
County of Simcoe Administrative Centre
1110 Hwy 26
Springwater, ON
Canada L9X 1N6
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Physical Access Not Applicable

Contact Information

Office Phone 2-1-1
Toll Free Phone 1-877-330-3213
E-Mail 211info@communityconnection.ca
Website https://uwsimcoemuskoka.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UWSimcoeMuskoka
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LinkedIn LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/1983086/admin
Twitter Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/UWSimcoeMuskoka
Mailing Address County of Simcoe Administrative Centre 
1110 Hwy 26 
Springwater, ON 
Canada L9X 1N6

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