Funding Guidelines

Updated March, 2023

Applications cycle

2023 Community Grants program is now closed for applications. We will contact all applicants by June 1 with our decisions. Thanks for your interest and we invite you to apply next year
We will again accept requests in early 2024 with a process similar to below.   
If you have received funding from us before, in order to be considered for subsequent funding we must receive a one-page report outlining how the money was spent on the program.  Please also note the following:  
  • only applications received by the 2024 deadline will be considered;
  • we will acknowledge receipt of your request within five business days
  • applications will be evaluated between mid-March and mid-May;
  • we will notify you of our decision by June 1;
  • if successful, you will be required to complete a Funding Agreement.

Who we fund

We only fund societies that are either incorporated under the BC Societies Act and / or registered as a charitable organization under the federal Income Tax Act.

How much we donate

How much we can donate varies from year-to-year depending on how successful our fundraisers and investments have been.  We always receive requests for more money than we have to donate.

What we fund

We consider all requests and use these criteria in making our decisions.
  • Proximity to our Club:  Those in Victoria, Esquimalt and Saanich, as the other areas in the Capital Regional District are served by other Rotary Clubs.
  • Individuals / groups served:  We favour preventative services for vulnerable individuals, families and groups, and services for those who are already at risk physically, psychologically, emotionally, and / or financially.
  • Impact:  Projects that have a significant impact on those served, the size of the population that will be served, and the impact on the broader community.
  • Ability to complete and sustain:  Organizations that can demonstrate there will be sufficient funding to complete the proposed work and to sustain the services afterwards.
  • Social volunteering:  Projects that include specific opportunities for our Rotary members to volunteer on the project or program or with the organization more generally.

Your request

We appreciate you limiting each section to 250 words and a one-page budget. Please help us by sending the application as a stand-alone file.


If you have any questions, please contact us at

We look forward to receiving your application early 2024!
*** Please note: the above link is for a fillable PDF document. Download and fill it on your computer, save, and email it. Send the application form as a separate file from your one page budget (and your report if you received funding last year) to;