Donations and Sponsorships

The purpose of our organization is to strengthen the well-being of our members and clients and make a meaningful community impact. As a financial co-operative, we believe that individual well-being is positively impacted when we are connected to healthy, sustainable communities.

That’s why we are proud to provide financial support to community-based, non-profit, volunteer, public service and charitable organizations that directly benefit the community, especially when it comes to programs and initiatives which impact children and youth. By investing in the leaders of tomorrow, we contribute to the positive social and economic development of our communities.

Prior to submitting your request for a donation or sponsorship, please review the donation and sponsorship application guidelines. We accept applications at any time during the year and will respond to your request within 2 weeks.

Donation and Sponsorship Application Guidelines Expand/Collapse

Consideration for donations and sponsorships is given to those applications that meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants are community-based, non-profit, volunteer, public service, or charitable organizations
  • Proposals focus on the areas of access and inclusion, community learning, economic revitalization, community transformation, leadership, or health and wellness (please note that greater consideration will be given to programs and initiatives which impact children and youth);
  • Applicants serve the communities of Powell River, Texada, Comox Valley, Cumberland or Bowen Island.


Consideration cannot be given to those applications:

  • Where only one individual benefits;
  • Where funding supports travel costs;
  • Where the primary purpose of the sponsorship is to promote a specific religious, social, political, or economic point of view;
  • That represent a conflict of interest for First Credit Union, specific programs which are considered to be controversial, or where First Credit Union considers the issue to be one that our members may have significantly divergent views.

To apply for funding, please fill out our online application. If you have any questions please contact: marketing@firstcu.ca.

 

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