Community Investment Grant Program

As a local, community-based organization, CUA is committed to improving the quality of life of our members and the communities in which they live and work. 

The Community Investment Grant Program is designed to provide funding support to non-profit, charitable organizations and local businesses that will directly benefit the community. Events, programs, activities and projects are all eligible for funding. This program is an expression of CUA’s vision that our members and communities are better off, and provides broad support to projects with an aim to effect positive economic, social and environmental change.  




In 2016, six grants are available for initiatives that focus on the following three funding priority areas:

Youth 
Through the Youth Grant, CUA provides two $2,000 grants for the start-up or growth of local projects, programs, initiatives or businesses that will be carried out by or are in support of youth aged 17-30.

To qualify for the Youth Grant, applicants must be between 17-30 years old and a resident of Halifax, Nova Scotia. The applicant's grant request must: 

Be for the support of the start-up or growth of a local project, program, initiative or business that will be carried out by or is in support of youth aged 17-30. 


Applications closed May 27, 2016. View the recipients.


Local Businesses
Through the Local Business Grant, CUA provides two $5,000 grants for the start-up or growth of locally-owned and operated small businesses in Halifax. 

To qualify for the Local Business Grant, applicants must: 

Be a registered business in Halifax, Nova Scotia;

The applicant's grant request must be for support of the start-up or growth of a local business;

Meet CUA's project funding principles as outlined below. 


Applications closed October 17th, 2016. View the recipients

Community and Social Enterprise 
Through the Community and Social Enterprise Grant, CUA provides two $2,000 grants for local projects and programs that are making an impact to improve the viability of the community and improve people’s social well-being.

To qualify for the Community and Social Enterprise Grant, applicants must:

Be a non-profit or charitable business in Halifax, Nova Scotia;

The applicant's grant request must be for the support of the start-up or growth of a local project, program, initiative, or non-profit or charitable organizations;

Meet CUA's project funding principles as outlined below.  

Applications closed November 28, 2016. View the recipients.
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