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Vision Credit Union Announces Community Grant Recipients

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Nicholas L. M. Allen

Mar 22, 2023

Vision Credit Union selects groups in Pincher Creek as recipients of their Helping Hand Grant.

Three Pincher Creek community groups are looking forward to a cash infusion totalling almost $22,000, after being selected as recipients of Vision Credit Union Helping Hand Grants. The announcement was made this week following the credit union’s annual general meeting.

The Pincher Creek recipients included the Beaver Mines Fire Brigade, Pincher Creek and District Community Food Centre and the Southwest Alberta Regional Search and Rescue Society (SARSAR). 

These recipients were among the 33 groups selected from over 100 applications representing organizations across Alberta.

“We were pleased by the interest in this program and impressed by the amazing work being done to further quality of life in our rural Alberta communities,” said Steve Friend, CEO of Vision Credit Union. “We’re honoured to play a part in supporting these efforts.”

The Helping Hand Grants program offers up to $10,000 in funding to qualifying organizations for capital projects that benefit communities and the people who live there.  

Through these grants, Vision Credit Union provides more than $180,000 per year on an ongoing basis to qualifying organizations in Vision Credit Union’s 23 branch communities.

Grant applications were evaluated based on the project’s benefit to people and the community. A special grant committee comprised of Vision Credit Union’s CEO and Board adjudicated the applications.

Go to for a complete list of this year’s grant recipients or for information about applying for the Helping Hand Grants program.

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