2023 Community Investment Grant Program

Thank you to everyone who played a role in making this year’s Community Investment Grant Program such a success.

Whether you applied, shared one of our posts on social media or told someone you know to apply, thank you for taking the time to help us learn about the good work happening in our communities.

As the submission period is now closed, we will begin the process of reviewing applications representing all areas across the Province. Funding announcements will be shared following the selection process, and all applicants will be notified when decisions are made by March 28.

If you have any questions, please email grants@cua.com.

Featured Projects

Hive to Home received funds to purchase a commercial electric griddle to reduce the production time of reusable beeswax wraps. As a result, production time is now 93% faster.

Blk Women in Excellence (BWIE) received funding to support a rigorous 12-week "LEVEL UP Your Business" program to fill a gap in marginalized communities and Black-owned businesses.

Spencer House Senior Center received funding to implement a tower garden aeroponic system to increase the number of fresh vegetables in resident meals.

Chain Yard Cider received funds to purchase a “fizz whizz” machine, enabling new can sizes, increased production, and increased shelf space at the NSLC.

South Shore Sexual Health received funding for their TRANSformation closet, a pay-as-you-can service that offers gender affirming gear for both youth and adults. Since then, it has become a core service.

Greenii Inc received funds to purchase a new crinkle paper shredder, resulting in an increase in capacity and employment of immigrants and individuals with disabilities.

The Affordable Housing Association of Nova Scotia received funding to produce educational videos about landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities.

The Membertou Skating Club received funding to purchase skating equipment to start a “Learn to Skate” program for teens.

Out of the Cold Community Association received funding to provide residents with regular, free, and low- barrier access to computers and the internet.

Espresso 46 received funding to purchase new equipment that enabled the business to operate longer hours and grow their customer base.

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