Community Investment Grant Program

At CUA, our team is committed to improving the quality of life of our members and the communities in which they live and work. As a Halifax-based banking institution, our team understands that a small amount of money can have a big impact for people, projects and communities.

This year, our Community Investment Grant Program will provide $25,000 in direct funding to support initiatives, organizations and businesses who are working to affect economic, social and environmental change.

Small Business

Community and Non-Profit

Sports and Recreation

$15,000 AVAILABLE!



This category supports the start-up or growth of locally owned and operated small businesses or social enterprises in Halifax.

This category supports a project or initiative led by community groups and/or non-profit organizations in Halifax.


New in 2019, this category supports programs that encourage Haligonians to stay healthy through community sport, recreation and physical activity.


CUA's Community Investment Grants are not intended for operational costs (wages/administration) or to support annual funding. We are unable to support projects that take place primarily outside of Halifax (includes all of HRM), have political or religious affiliations, are retroactive in nature, benefit only one individual, or represent a conflict of interest for CUA. Read more about criteria and eligibility.

Applications will be open from January 10 - 31, 2019 APPLY TODAY »

Contact Us

If you have questions about CUA's Community Investment Grant Program, please email or call (902) 492.6500.