Creston and District Credit Union announces new awards

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  • May. 30, 2011 2:00 p.m.

To celebrate its 60th Anniversary, Creston & District Credit Union has announced it will make two $25,000 awards to community groups this summer.

“Our credit union has a long history of serving people of the Creston Valley and we’ve been very successful in doing so,” board chair Rand Archibald said last week. “We have decided to do something special to celebrate our 60th Anniversary by creating two Legacy Awards.”

The awards are designed to help fund projects in a of a number of fields: arts, culture and heritage; children, youth and families; environment; community economic development; education; health; recreation and sports; seniors, and social and community services. The funds can be used to fund direct service and program support, capital projects, innovation, public awareness and program planning, design and needs assessment.

“Applications that won’t be considered are requests for core funding, deficit reduction, retroactive funding, scholarships, fund-raising campaigns, academic and scientific research, and exclusively travel-oriented activities,” he said.

Applications must be made by Friday, July 15 at noon. A selection committee will narrow the proposals to a maximum of ten. By August, a maximum of five applicants will be selected and each will be invited to create a display outlining their proposal to be shown in the credit union. Creston & District Credit Union members will vote for their favourite project on September 23-24 and the two successful Legacy Award winners will be announced on September 24.

Application forms with complete details can be obtained at the credit union from May 31 onward.