Our communities are our Homes! As Grenada’s only indigenous commercial bank, Co-op Bank remains committed to its active role in the communities, groups and schools throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique and the Diaspora. The Bank’s Community Outreach Programme is built on four (4) pillars; Sports, Culture and the Performing Arts, Education and the Environment. These have been identified as the most critical areas where the Bank’s involvement contributes to the development and enhancement of lives. Whether at home or abroad, Co-op Bank continues to exhibit its strong community support in the true spirit of welcoming you home. Co-op Bank, impacting lives one community at a time!
Co-op Bank demonstrates its commitment through sponsorship of many related educational programmes and activities. Standing tall among them is the annual SGU Knowledge Bowl, where our nation’s Secondary schools undertake the academic challenge to compete on subject areas in the school’s curriculum.
As part of the annual Super Starter Education Investment Plan Programme, Co-op Bank awards at least fourteen scholarships each year to assist students, to cover primary and secondary school expenses. Every two years, the Bank awards one platinum scholarship to assist one lucky person to pursue tertiary education in any subject area, anywhere in the world. Our commitment transcends the classroom and lecture hall. Road safety signs have been erected in the vicinity of all secondary schools in Grenada ensuring the safety of our children as they journey to and from their respective educational institutions. Our support for the Junior Achievement programme is significant as we endeavour to mould future businessmen and women, providing mentors from within the Bank, to impart the relevant knowledge and experience for the development of a successful business.
Co-op Bank continues to provide full title sponsorship for both the St. Andrew and St. Patrick Primary Schools’ Games. The Bank is also the proud sponsor of the Co-op Bank National Primary Schools’ Games, which sees athletes from every parish converging to the National Stadium for competition. In 2015, the Bank added the St. David, St. Mark and Carriacou & Petite Martinique Games under its umbrella. These Games have produced excellent athletes such as Alleyne Francique, Hazel-Ann Regis, Rondelle Bartholomew, Kirani James, among others – all of whom began their athletic journeys participating at these games. The Bank is proud to be involved in the nurturing and development of athletes. In recognition of the need for holistic development and the positive benefits, which may be derived through participation in various sporting activities, the Bank proudly makes contributions to various sporting associations in support of their work and activities.