Community Funding

Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee will review recommendations from the local Economic Development Sub-Committees for funding request within a specified budget amount set by the Board of Directors.

The Committee will evaluate these requests against written criteria that are approved by the Board of Directors.

The criteria are as follows:

• The request should generate new employment opportunities.
• The request should represent a sustainable project rather than a one-time funding opportunity.
• The request should represent a good partnership opportunity for both BVCU and other groups in our local communities today and in the future. The more partnerships created the more favorable the review of the request.
• The request could also create greater efficiencies and productivity in the work environment through innovation and training.
• The request could involve expanding the marketing and the marketplace of our local businesses.
• The request is not a loan to a business but a non-repayable grant to stimulate future economic development so it is not based on future cashflow or an ability to repay. However, the funds are targeted at businesses and economic      development not non-profit organizations, which can receive funding from BVCU’s Community Support Committees.
• The Committee will accept requests from various Trade Associations that may have been established as “non-profit” but are working on behalf of a local group of business interests.
• The Committee will support and nurture the formation of new co-operatives in each of the communities we serve.

Please download the Economic Development Committee Application form here:


In Our Community

  • Are You an Android User

    Its finally here! For all of you android users who have been patiently waiting for our mobile app to come out, the wait is over! You can now find our mobile app under "Bulkley Valley Credit Union MB" to make your online banking more convenient!

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  • We are now on Facebook

    BVCU has joined the social media world! Find us on Facebook @ Bulkley Valley Credit Union to see what is happening in your local communities. We will use this platform to continue to donate to local groups and projects. Currently for every like and share we will be donating $5 dollars to the new skate park in Smithers! Make sure you check it out!

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  • Happy Labour Day Weekend!

    All branches of Bulkley Valley Credit Union will be closed on Saturday September st, and Monday September 3rd. We will re-open on with regular branch hours on September 4th.
    We wish everyone a safe and relaxing long weekend.
    If you are in the Telkwa area, stop by the BV Kinsmen Telkwa Barbeque! Check out their website on the next page for details on their events, which include the classic beef, slow-pitch tournament and of course the demolition derby!

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