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

  • Happy International Credit Union Day!

    On October 19, 2017, Bulkley Valley Credit Union will, along with more than 56,000 credit unions around the world, celebrate International Credit Union Day, and the foundational principles that make credit unions unique.
    All of the branches of Bulkley Valley Credit Union will be celebrating, so please stop by any one of our branches to join in the fun!

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  • System Updates

    On Sunday, October 15th our banking system will be going through an update. This update will start at 1:30AM PST and will end at 7:30AM PST. During this time our MemberDirect online banking will be unavailable. If you are experiencing troubles outside of this time or need to make arrangements before please contact your local branch. Thank you for your patience.

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  • 2017 Member Survey

    Bulkley Valley Credit Union is proud to announce the launch of our 2017 Member Survey. A few hundred members have received letters in the mail requesting their participation in this important project. We would like to encourage you to share your thoughts with us.

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