Community Sponsorship

Guidelines

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.

Application

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: marketing@sascu.com.

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 marketing@sascu.com

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 marketing@sascu.com.

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

Deadlines

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.

2018 Sponsorships

Sponsorships to date (over $500):

  • Shuswap 18th Annual Music Festival SASCU Band Scholarships
  • Salmon Arm Elks Recreation Society
  • Kindale Developmental Association 3rd Annual Farm to Fork Festival
  • Shuswap Association of Writers Kidswrite Young Writers' Programme

Sponsorships to date (under $500):

  • Sicamous Snow Pitch Tournament
  • SAS Dry Grad SAS Dry Grad Celebration
  • Shuswap Trail Alliance 2018 Shuswap Trails Party and Fundraiser
  • Shuswap Film Society 29th Shuswap International Film Festival
  • Salmon Arm Bulldogs Boxing Club Hit 2 Fit Fundraiser 2018
  • Eagle Valley Snowmobile Club Dinner and Auction
  • Shuswap Theatre Shuswap Winter Production 'Opening Night'
  • Salmon Arm Curling CentreUnder 18 Provincial Curling Championship
  • Carlin Elementary Middle School PAC 8th Annual Carlin Country Market Fundraiser
  • Coldest Night of the Year Staff Fundraiser for the Lighthouse Shelter & Second Harvest
  • Shuswap Lake Health Care Auxiliary 2018 OMA Conference
  • Shuswap Women in Business Diamonds and Roses Gala Fundraiser
  • Shuswap Children's Association Film Festival and Fundraiser
  • South Shuswap Health Services Society 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser
  • Sorrento Elementary School PAC FUNraiser Night
  • Shuswap Community Garden Improvement Project
  • Sicamous Parent Preschool Society 2nd Annual Preschool Gala & Auction
  • Special Olympics BC - Salmon Arm Sports Program - Basketball
  • Shuswap Dragon Boat Society - Friends Abreast Breast Cancer Awareness Events
  • Salmon Arm Minor Baseball Association 2018 Season Banner
  • Canadian Mental Health Association 2018 Ride Don't Hide
  • Salmon Arm Horseshoe Club Sanctioned Tournament
  • SA & District Chamber of Commerce Salty Street Festival 2018
  • Silver Creek Elementary School PAC Spring Carnival
  • Salmon Arm 23rd Annual Kids' Fishing Derby
  • Rotary Club of Salmon Arm - Daybreak  Lobsterfest
  • SA Ladies Amateur Golf Annual Tournament

To view Sponsorships from the previous year, click here.

2018 Gifts-in-Kind

Gifts-in-Kind to Date:

  • Chase & District Fish & Game Club Annual Banquet and Fundraiser
  • Shuswap Trail Alliance 2018 Shuswap Trails Party and Fundraiser
  • Salmon Arm Junior Curling Junior Bonspiel 2018   
  • Salmon Arm Firefighters Association 58th Annual Firefighters' Curling Bonspiel
  • Eagle Valley Community Support Society Heartstrings Auction   
  • Shuswap Vintage Car Club Annual Harbourfront Car Show
  • Anglemont Firefighters Association Annual Pancake Breakfast and Open House Fundraiser   
  • Royal LePage Annual Garage Sale for Shelter
  • Shuswap Lake Estates Ladies Golf Club SLE Ladies Summer Swing  
  • North Canoe Elementary Spring Carnival Fundraiser
  • Peace in the Park Yoga Event
  • SA Golf Club Ladies League Annual Golf Tournament

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