Community Funding

Northern Savings is proud to contribute to the growth and well-being of our Northern communities through our Community and INSPIRE Funds.

Community Fund

  • Requests of up to $5,000
  • Applications accepted year-round
  • Requests for in-kind resources (giveaways, volunteers etc.)

INSPIRE Fund

  • Requests of $5,000 or greater
  • Applications accepted between June 1 - September 1
  • Applications are reviewed by a committee
  • Funds are distributed annually in October

For all funding programs, support will generally not be given to/for the following:

  • Research, surveys, or studies
  • Retroactive expenses
  • Wages
  • Individuals
  • Religious or political organizations
  • Advertising and promotion
  • Events / projects not within the communities that are serviced by Northern Savings*
  • Applications that represent a conflict of interest for Northern Savings, or that promote specific programs or issues where members of the Credit Union may have significantly divergent views
*On occasion, Northern Savings provides financial support to communities or initiatives beyond Northern BC.