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Holiday hours: Please be advised that all Coastal Community locations will be closed on Saturday, February 15 — Monday, February 17 in observance of Family Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, February 18.

Apply for community funding

If your initiative helps build healthier communities, we'd like to help!

 
Building strong and vibrant communities

 
Our focus is making a meaningful difference by improving financial literacy and economic development in the communities we serve.

BUILDING HEALTHIER COMMUNITIES FUND

Financial support to build healthier communities

This program provides one-time ‘seed money’ for initiatives that have long-term effects, support a broad range of people, and have a sustainability plan.

Application Deadline: March 15th | Announcements made in May

Fund focus:

 Financial literacy

 Economic development


Eligibility:

 Must be a Not-For-Profit or Recognized Not-For-Profit organization

 Initiative must provide direct benefit to communities served by Coastal Community

​ Requests must be for $1,000 or more

​ Requests must not be for travel, operational, and debt servicing costs

COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM
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Small grants that go a long way

This program is for requests under $1,000 (including gifts in-kind) for neighbourhood initiatives and will be directed to your local Coastal Community location.

Funding examples:

 Community betterment

 Children and Youth

 Grassroots Initiatives

  Local events

Eligibility:

 Must be a Not-For-Profit or Recognized Not-For-Profit organization

 Must provide direct benefit to communities served by Coastal Community

​ Must not be to support a sports team

​ Only one contribution per organization per budget year

CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS

Partnering with businesses to strengthen communities

Coastal Community welcomes the opportunity to work with island businesses on mutually beneficial initiatives that positively impact island communities.

Fund focus:

 Financial literacy

 Economic development

Eligibility:

 Initiatives that provide a direct benefit to communities across the islands

 Initiatives that provide mutually beneficial business development opportunities

Our Community Focus

 
When applying for a grant, please keep our focus areas of Financial Literacy and Economic Development in mind.

 
 

What we support

​​ Programs and initiatives implemented by Registered charities or organizations recognized as community not-for-profit

 Financial education programs

 Economic development initiatives

 Island-based programs or initiatives

 Initiatives that support more than one person


 
  

 
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What we don't support

 Groups that are not a registered charity or recognized as community not-for-profit

 Requests where our support would cover travel costs

 Groups that represent a conflict of interest for Coastal Community or that promote significantly divergent views from our members and clients

 Requests for funds to support operational costs or debt servicing (operational costs refer to fixed costs including but not limited to: rent, wages, and utilities)

 Requests by granting foundations other than for start-up costs

Giving back to the community

 
With your support, we continue to impact the social and economic well-being of our Island communities.

$500K+

Given to community

7600+

Employee volunteer hours

1200

Students learning financial literacy

8

Years of free outdoor movies

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