Community Investment Grant Program

CUA 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 projects, people and communities.

CUA’s Community Investment Grant Program provides $25,000 in direct funding to support individuals, initiatives, organizations and businesses who are working to affect economic, social and environmental change. Read more about criteria and eligibility.

  1. Youth Go-Getter (1 x $2,000) – supports a project, program, initiative or business venture that is led by one or more youth (under the age of 19). 
  2. Campus Catalyst (2 x $2,000) – a student-led project or initiative aimed at making a difference for college or university students in Halifax.
  3. New Canadian Venture (1 x $3,000) – supports a local project, program, initiative or business that was founded by (or is currently being led by) a new Canadian who arrived in Canada in 2013 or later.
  4. Community Changemaker (3 x $2,000) – a project or initiative led by community groups and/or non-profit organizations in Halifax.                                 
  5. Small Business Trailblazer (2 x $5,000) – supports the start-up or growth of locally-owned and operated small businesses or social enterprise in Halifax.

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.

Applications will open from February 1-21, 2018. Apply today!


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