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Posted: July 8, 2022

KSCU awards over $123,000 in grants and bursaries

At Kootenay Savings Credit Union (KSCU), we recognize we’re only as strong as the members and communities we serve, which is why community investment is at the heart of all we do.  One of the major ways we make a meaningful difference is through the work of the Kootenay Savings Community Foundation, which recently approved $65,400 in new grants to help fund programs and projects that enrich the lives of residents throughout the Kootenays.

“There are so many amazing community initiatives happening all across our region right now, and the diversity of applications this granting cycle was great to see,” shared Aron Burke, Community Liaison for KSCU. “We know how much time, effort and energy goes into helping make our communities stronger and more inclusive places to live, and we’re just so happy and proud to be able to support that work.”

Twenty-five local organizations benefitted from this latest round of funding including:

  • Kimberley Gymnastics Club -$5,000 for rebuilding the Gymnastics Club and Daycare.
  • Kimberley Public Library – $2,000 for large print shelving upgrades.
  • Lake Windermere District Lions Club -$2,000 for new campground development.
  • Peaks Gymnastics (Invermere)- $5,000 for new training facility.
  • Spark Society for Youth (Kimberley) – $1,000 for a youth food club.
  • Summit Community Services Society (Cranbrook) – $2,000 for men’s counselling and support group.

Along with the recent grants, Kootenay Savings is also awarding $58,450 in bursaries and summer camp sponsorships to help local high school and post-secondary students pursue their dreams and goals.

Lead image: Brent Jossy (KSCU Kimberley Branch Manager) and George Radelja (Spark Society for Youth). Photo submitted

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