Esterhazy Community Daycare Co-operative has received another major funding boost for its expansion, with a $10,000 grant.
Roy Spence, CEO and General Manager of North Valley Credit Union, applied for one of the national grants available through Concentra Financial in April on behalf of the Daycare, and was delighted to learn that the application had been accepted. The grant is one of five coming to Saskatchewan from Concentra Financial, out of 18 issued nationally this year.
Roy Spence shared, “NVCU prides itself on giving back to the communities that we serve and we’re pleased to be able to assist in attaining this award for our local Daycare.”
While NVCU is well known locally, the name Concentra is not, so here’s some background on our new benefactor!
Concentra is a business-to-business co-operative serving the Canadian credit union system, and exists to enhance the success of Canadian credit unions and their members by delivering competitive, high-quality wholesale financial and trust solutions. Owned by credit unions, centrals, and other co-operative partners, Concentra is a federally regulated financial institution with over $33 billion in assets under administration including almost $7 billion in on-balance sheet assets.
Concentra gives back to communities through the following avenues:
- Credit Union System
- Co-operative Community
- Local Community
Each spring, Concentra solicits applications from credit unions across Canada through their “emPOWERING Your Communities campaign” to assist them in fulfilling local initiatives. As part of this campaign, Concentra has contributed in excess of three quarters of a million dollars to date. They are delighted to contribute to Esterhazy Community Daycare Cooperative this year.