LONDON, ONT -- Some local charities supporting those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic are about to get a funding boost.

As part of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund the London Community Foundation (LCF) will be sharing nearly $900,000 in funding for local agencies.

The funding is partnership with Community Foundations of Canada, United Way Centraide Canada, and the Canadian Red Cross.

“Local charities and non-profit organizations have been working tirelessly to support those who need it most right now. This additional funding is a much-needed boost to their efforts,” said LCF president Matha Powell in a statement.

Starting Monday the LCF will be accepting application for the funding.

The Emergency Community Support Fund was initially announced in April and is part of a series of emergency response measures by the Government of Canada.