Make a difference

Grants

Impact your community or organization. Get help funding your major project!




Fund your local project!

Leave a long-lasting impact in your community with our community development program. You can help improve the social, economic, cultural, and environmental state of your town or city.

The Innovation Credit Union Community Grant Program is intended for one-time project-based proposals. That means financial help to start something new or to assist with large purchases that are not normally possible.

Examples include facility improvements (community hall, recreation complex, childcare centre), playground structure upgrades, youth programming, and purchase of equipment.




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Eligibility

Guidelines

1) Applying organizations must be an Innovation Credit Union member.

2) We will provide funding to the following organizations; however, eligibility does not guarantee funding:

  • Canadian Registered Charities
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Educational Institutions*
  • Licensed Early Learning and Childcare Centres
  • Sport and Recreation Associations

3) Projects must be completed within two years of receiving funding (June 30, 2024).

*We will provide funding to educational institutions for after-school programs, playground structures, science fairs, and student clubs/organizations.

Eligibility Guidelines

We will not provide support for:

  • For-profit organizations
  • Pursuits benefiting one or few people (i.e., crowdfunding)
  • Individual sports teams except for elite level teams
  • Religious organizations
  • Political organizations
  • Funding for school initiatives which includes career and professional development, classroom supplies, annual fees, salaries, or field trips
  • Funding for travel
  • Funding for operating costs
  • Funding for research
  • Funding for publication or production costs
  • Funding for membership or registration fees
  • Funding for annual general meetings, conferences, conventions, seminars, or tradeshows
  • Funding for award shows, appreciation events, or galas 

Minimum funding request per organization: $2,500/year
Maximum funding request per organization: $25,000/year

You can only submit one application per organization each year. You’re welcome to reapply the following year.

You may receive funding in full or in part.

If you are applying for a grant in Pierceland or Goodsoil, please remember to check both the Community Grant and Legacy Fund options on the form, as you may be eligible for additional funds!

Application period: March 1st to June 1st of each year.

Our Community Grant Committee will review and notify successful applicants by June 30th.

All Community Grant applications must be submitted through our online application to be considered for funding. The application will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. 

Here's a glimpse at some of the details you'll need to share on the application:

  • Your Innovation Credit Union member number
  •  Your charity registration number (if applicable) 
  • Contact information
  • Project details
  • How your project will improve your community
  • Funding details such as budget and other funder information
  • Recognition benefits available if your project is selected

Information subject to change without notice.



Frequently Asked Questions

The Innovation Credit Union Community Grant Program is intended for one-time projects to start something new or to assist with large purchases. 

The following organizations are eligible to apply; however, eligibility does not guarantee funding:

  • Canadian Registered Charities
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Educational Institutions*
  • Licensed Early Learning and Childcare Centres
  • Sport and Recreation Associations

Yes. Applying organizations must be an Innovation Credit Union member.

Projects must be completed within two years of receiving funding (June 30th, 2024).

Applications open March 1st, 2022, and close at 11:59 pm (CST) on June 1st, 2022. Only applications submitted and received during the promotion period will be accepted.

All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by June 30th, 2022, via email. 

Each grant application is pre-screened for minimum requirements prior to submitting the qualified applications to each grant committee for scoring. 

The minimum funding request is $2,500 and the maximum funding request is $25,000. You may receive funding in full or in part.

Yes. If you are applying for a grant in Pierceland or Goodsoil, you may be eligible for additional funds. Please remember to check both the Community Grant and Legacy Fund options.

No. You can only submit one application per organization each year. You’re welcome to reapply the following year.

Through the Community Grant Program, including the Pierceland and Goodsoil Legacy Funds, there is approximately $66,000 available to fund grants in 2022.

No. All Community Grant applications must be submitted through our online application form to be considered for funding. The application will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Here are some of the details you’ll need to share on the application:

  • Your Innovation Credit Union member number
  • Your charity registration number (if applicable) 
  • Contact information
  • Project details
  • How your project will improve your community
  • Funding details such as budget and other funder information
  • Recognition benefits available if your project is selected

No. Unfortunately, you must complete the entire application and submit in one sitting. Please collect all your information before beginning your application.

Yes. Once you’ve submitted your application, you can print or get a PDF copy of your answers. All applicants are encouraged to print or save a copy of their application. 

No. Once your application has been submitted you will no longer be able to view or have access to your application.