News Release

Communities Across Nova Scotia to Benefit from CUA Grant Funding

From Digby to Sydney, 15 organizations are receiving funding to support their projects, initiatives and growth

Halifax, N.S. — CUA has announced funding for over a dozen projects, organizations and small businesses aiming to make a positive impact in communities across Nova Scotia. A total of $50,000 is being provided to support small businesses, community and non-profit organizations, and sports and recreation initiatives aiming to create positive impacts in their communities.

“The funding from CUA will help make our project, making locally sourced and ready-made healthy food options more accessible. We hope to support others in the area and make it easier for people to access to a healthy meal that fits within their schedule,” said Saskia Geerts, owner of the Sydney Street Pub and Café in Digby.

“With this grant, Bike Again can purchase and install track racks to hang bikes up, creating a safer and more efficient work space that in turn increases the number of donated bikes we can rebuild and make available to the community,” said Ashleigh Boers, Making Tracks Coordinator for the Ecology Action Centre in Halifax. All recipients can be found here.

Funding is made available through CUA’s Community Investment Grant Program, now in its sixth year. In 2020, the Program was expanded to all of Nova Scotia after supporting over 30 organizations making a difference in the Halifax area since 2015.

“Our mission is to help everyday Nova Scotians get ahead, and a key part of that is investing in our communities. I’m delighted to see the tremendous response to expanding our Program this year,” said Marie Mullally, President & CEO, CUA. “We know that when you provide someone with the right support to reach their goals, it can create a positive impact that cascades throughout our province.”

Applications for funding under the 2020 Program increased by over 160% from 2019, demonstrating the hundreds of deserving projects, organizations and small businesses desiring to make a difference in communities across Nova Scotia.

This year’s grant recipients were selected by the company’s Member Advisory Council, comprised of CUA leaders and customer representatives. Many recipients joined CUA at its Halifax offices yesterday, March 5, for a celebration and discussion of the impacts their businesses, projects and initiatives will create.

CUA can facilitate contact with recipients to profile their projects and initiatives upon request.

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