Program Eligibility Criteria

CUA is committed to strengthening Nova Scotia’s economy and is dedicated to making community investments that have a meaningful impact. Projects supported through CUA’s Community Investment Grant Program must align with the following eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications must be received no later than January 28, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. AST via the online submission form at cua.com/grants.

  • Applicants must operate in Nova Scotia, employing one or more Nova Scotian residents and either serving Nova Scotians or selling products and services anywhere in the world from their Nova Scotia headquarters.

  • Funds must be used in 2022 and must not be used for staffing, administrative or operational costs such as wages, rent, heat, electricity or standard maintenance.

  • Applicants must not have previously received funds through the Community Investment Grant Program.

The Community Investment Grant Program funds will be awarded to individuals and organizations who are stewards of innovation, the Nova Scotia economy, its people and communities, and the environment. Funding will align with CUA’s mission of helping everyday people achieve progress in their lives.  The Program welcomes and celebrates the inclusion and promotion of diversity and equality.

Past Recipient Profiles

Halifax Brewery Market (story)

In 2019, the Halifax Brewery Market came up with an idea to take another step toward being a zero-waste facility. Their application to CUA’s Community Investment Grant Program included the funds to purchase a commercial dishwasher as part of their Durable Dishes Program, enabling the use of reusable dishes and food storage containers, reducing food waste and the environmental impact of single-use plastics.

Chain Yard Cider (story)

North End Halifax’s Chain Yard Cider received a 2021 Grant from CUA’s Community Investment Grant Program, which enabled them to purchase a “fizz whizz” carbonation system a year ahead of schedule. This has allowed the cidery to produce smaller can formats automatically carbonated to the desired level and receive increased product listings through the NSLC.

Greenii Inc. (story)

Greenii is an organization with both an environmental and community impact. The company uses waste paper and repurposes it into paper bags and crinkle shreds, used in gift wrapping and padding shipping boxes, and specifically employs immigrants and those with disabilities. With its 2021 CUA Investment Grand funds, Greenii was able to purchase a shredding machine, which allowed it to reduce production time by 50% and hire on 7 new employees.



 

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