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#EastCoastCUCares Grant Program

$100,000 in grants to the community

Each year, the #EastCoastCUCares Grant Program provides up to $100,000 in funding for initiatives that create a measurable social and/or environmental impact on our local communities.

Community Grant Program

Application under review

Stay tuned for the winners!

We are currently reviewing the applications received this year for the annual #EastCoastCUCares Grant Program.

The deadline for applications was November 8, 2022. The application will reopen in the summer of 2023.

About the program

Who can apply?

Giving back is deeply rooted in who we are. This initiative looks to help Nova Scotia build back together by providing funding to organizations that use innovative, entrepreneurial, and market-oriented approaches to generate positive social, environmental, and other public benefits. Why not apply for a little help from your friends at East Coast CU?

Eligible businesses must:

  • Be a registered co-operative or social enterprise
  • Be registered in or operate in Nova Scotia
  • Demonstrate a measurable impact on health and wellness, community development, or climate resilience

#EastCoastCUCares 2021

Giving back, one random act of kindness at a time


Each year, through our #EastCoastCUCares initiative, staff across Nova Scotia carry out random acts of kindness in our communities. It’s all about being kind to one another and doing good without reward. Catch more of us caring for our communities by searching #EastCoastCUCares on social media!

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Impact in the community

Promoting social change and community development

The Coady Change Leader Campaign provides scholarships for people to attend education programs. We pledged $25,000 to help develop this campaign focused on social change, community development, climate resilience, and women’s leadership.

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Impact in the community

Donation to the St. Andrews Seniors’ Housing Authority

East Coast CU donated a piece of land to the St. Andrews Seniors’ Housing Authority which will be used for their new ground mount solar power system. This donation will help maintain a sustainable environment.

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Donations & sponsorships

Supporting those who support us

Giving back is deeply rooted in who we are. We take pride in helping our communities thrive by funding events and initiatives through partnerships, donations, and sponsorships.

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Bursaries & scholarships

Get help funding your education

Our bursary program is for students going in to their first year of post-secondary education. Awards are based on community and school involvement, rather than grades.

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