Community Sponsorship


Our community matters to us. We recognize the importance of contributing to the economic and social development of our region. Through our Community Sponsorship program, we assist a wide range of initiatives that enhance our lifestyle and make our community a better place for us all. Every year, we receive hundreds of requests for support. Please read the information below to determine if your project meets our criteria.

Preference is given to projects that meet the following criteria:

  • Located within our market area
  • Initiated by non-profit group that works towards the betterment of our community
  • Benefits the greatest number of people over the longest period of time
  • Initiatives that have measurable results
  • Provides positive economic spin-off for the credit union or the local economy
  • Organizations that are members of SASCU
  • Initiatives which provide support in the categories of education, social, environment, arts and culture, amateur sport

We generally will not make funding available to the following:

  • For-profit organizations or events
  • Operating or administration costs, including wages or speaker fees
  • Any group that represents a conflict of interest for SASCU or promotes specific programs or issues where members of the Credit Union may have significantly divergent views
  • Partisan religious, government or political organizations
  • Requests involving funding for travel, meals or/and accommodation
  • Initiatives which benefit only a specific individual or a very small group of individuals
  • Programs or events held outside our market area unless there is a clear benefit to our members
  • More than one sponsorship application request per year from the same group
  • Third party service groups (where funds are being raised to be given to another organization)

The above mentioned criteria is a guideline. All community sponsorship applications are evaluated on an individual basis.


If you are interested in completing a sponsorship application form, please print the form and send it to the Marketing Department. You can also scan the completed document and send as an email attachment to:

All requests for sponsorship funding will ONLY be considered when a complete application form is submitted:

  1. Download Application
  2. Save and fill in form
  3. Send as attachment to

Download Sponsorship Application (pdf) 

Note: In order to use the form, you may need to download Adobe Reader. You can download a free version here:

You may also deliver to the Marketing Department via:

  • Print and return the form to your nearest branch or;
  • Fax "Attention: Marketing Department" to 250.833.4480 or;
  • Mail to:    SASCU Credit Union
                   Attn: Marketing Department
                   PO Box 868
                   Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N9

NOTE: After submitting by email, you should receive a reply within a week confirming that your application has been received. If you don't hear from us, please send a follow up email to

For ALL sponsorship requests over $500, please submit the following support material. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Detailed organizational history – mandate and/or mission statement, organizational accomplishments
  • Detailed project outline and time lines
  • Detailed project budget – total amount requested, revenue, expenses, quotes (if applicable) for equipment, labour etc.
  • Most current Financial Statement
  • Other contributing partners and funding details
  • Detailed sponsorship levels with associated benefits to the sponsor, if applicable


Completed application requests will be dated upon receipt and will be reviewed within three weeks of the deadline dates as follows:

  • Requests up to $500 are reviewed following the bi-weekly deadlines (15th & 30th of the month)
  • Requests over $500 are reviewed following the quarterly deadlines (last day of February, May, August, November)
  • Requests of $10,000 and over are reviewed following the semi-annual deadlines (last day of May and November)

If a deadline falls on a weekend, the application must be received by the Marketing Department no later than the previous business day.

Within two months of the project or event completion, successful applicants must submit a Project Evaluation Form along with copies of relevant media and advertising materials.

2017 Sponsorships

Sponsorships to date (over $500):

  • Sorrento Food Bank 
  • South Shuswap Health Services Society Elder Awareness Abuse Project
  • The Smile People Oral Health Outreach Society Shuswap Welcome Smiles
  • Shuswap Theatre Society Okanagan Zone Festival
  • Shuswap Music Festival SASCU Band Scholarships
  • Literacy Alliance of the Shuswap Society 4th Annual Team Spelling Bee
  • Shuswap Association of Writers Young Writers Programme 
  • Salmon Arm Curling Club
  • Salmon Arm Folk Music Society Roots&Blues
  • SASCU Canada 150 Grant
  • Wednesdays on the Wharf
  • Music in the Park (Sicamous)
  • Music in the Bay (Sorrento)
  • Canada Day Children's Festival
  • Sicamous Canada Day
  • South Shuswap Canada Day
  • SASCU Crewzers Relay for Life
  • Launch-a-Preneur
  • Salmon Arm Tennis Club
  • CSRD Youth Swimming Society - BC Provincial Open Water Championships
  • Shuswap Children's Association - Children's Books
  • Arts Council for the South Shuswap - SASCU Community Stage
  • Shuswap Hospice Society - Library & Healing Room
  • Salmon Arm Museum and Heritage Association  - Montebello Museum
  • Eagle Valley Senior Citizens Housing Society - Haven Common Room Upgrade
  • Shuswap Hospital Foundation Charity Open
  • Sicamous Fungi Festival
  • Kindale Community Christmas Lunch
  • Kamloops Symphony Society Salmon Arm Concert Series 2017-18

Sponsorships to date (under $500):

  • SAS Dry Grad 2017 SAS Dry Grad Celebration
  • Sicamous Snow Pitch 1st Annual Sicamous Snow Pitch
  • Shuswap Hut & Trail Alliance    2017 Annual Fundraiser
  • Shuswap Film Society 28th Shuswap International Film Festival
  • Coldest Night of the Year Annual Fundraiser for Lighthouse Shelter & Second Harvest
  • Shuswap Theatre Society Production of 'Sterotype High'
  • Reaching Out Multiple Sclerosis Society Spring Dance Fundraiser
  • Chase & District Fish & Game Club Annual Fundraiser
  • Arts Council for the South Shuswap Music in the Bay 2017
  • Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club 2017 Annual Fundraiser
  • School District #83 Everything Shuswap
  • 1st Salmon Arm Scouts 2017 Canadian Jamboree in Halifax
  • Columbia Shuswap Selkirks Swim Club 1st Annual Regional A Championships
  • Rotary Club of Salmon Arm - Noon Club Casino Night and Auction
  • Shuswap Day Care Society Deck Replacement
  • Salmon Arm Elks 2017 Annual Family Variety Show
  • BC Book Prizes Adopt-a-Library Program
  • Kindale Developmental Association Farm to Fork
  • GT Dragon Boat Society Boat Paddles and PFDs
  • Anglemont Firefighters Association Canada Day Hosting and Annual Fundraiser
  • Salmon Arm Economic Development Society Community Branding Initiative
  • Sicamous Preschool Society Annual Fundraiser
  • Carlin PAC Carlin Country Market Fundraiser
  • BC Heart & Stroke Big Bike Ride
  • Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society
  • Okanagan 4H Stock Show Stock Show
  • Okanagan College Foundation ACIC Links to Learning  Bronze KP Sponsorship
  • Salmon Arm Rotary - Daybreak Club Lobsterfest
  • Kids Fishing Derby    21st Annual Kids Fishing Derby Event
  • Summer Sizzler 4-H - Children's Schooling Horse Show
  • Shuswap Minor Football Association - 2017 Season
  • Apple Fest 2017
  • Larch Hills Nordic Society Dancing With the Stars
  • Salmon Arm Tennis Club SASCU Open Tennis Tournament
  • Rotary Club Salmon Arm-Shuswap Annual Auction & Fundraiser
  • The Good Samaritan Society 2017 Health & Wellness Fair
  • BCSPCA Shuswap Branch SASCU Staff Fundraiser   
  • Malakwa Playschool Society    Storage Shed Repair
  • SA and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Society Fall Fair Sheep to Shawl Sponsor
  • Malakwa Learning Academy    Music Enrichment Program - Percussion
  • Salmon Arm Golf Club 2 Person Amateur Ian Gray Fundraiser for Second Harvest
  • Shuswap Society for the Arts and Culture Musical Sweets Fundraiser
  • Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre 2nd Annual Fundraiser

To view Sponsorships from the previous year, click here.

    2017 Gifts-in-Kind

    Gifts-in-Kind to Date:

    • Salmon Arm & District Fish & Game Club 49th Annual Fundraiser
    • Salmon Arm Junior Curling Salmon Arm Junior Bonspiel
    • SA Fish & Game Club 49th Annual Fundraiser Big Game Banquet & Dance
    • Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club Annual Fundraiser
    • Salmon Arm Firefighters Association 57th Annual Curling Bonspiel  
    • Shuswap Family Resource Centre Silent Auction Fundraiser
    • Salmon Arm Horshoe Club Tournaments
    • Salmon Arm Golf Club Men's Intra-Club Event
    • Bastion Elementary School Carnival Fundraiser 
    • South Shuswap Health Services Society First Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
    • Okanagan College Foundationm ACIC Links to Learning
    • SCIP Annual Golf Tournament
    • Shuswap Vintage Car Club of Canada - Annual Harbourfront Show
    • Piccadilly Block Party Fundraiser - SAFE Society's Women's Shelter
    • Sorrento Drop In Society Remembrance Day Luncheon
    • Sorrento & Area Community Health Centre 2nd Annual Fundraiser

    To view Gifts-in-Kind from the previous year, click here.