Community Support Program

We assist initiatives that make our
​community a better place for us all.

​Community Support Program

We assist initiatives that make our community a better place for us all.

Application Process FAQ

Application Criteria

Organizations meet criteria if they are:

  • located within the Shuswap,
  • SASCU members, and
  • support the betterment of the community.

An organization's project must:

  • have measurable results,
  • be focused on one or more of our areas of impact (Community Prosperity, Community Gathering, andYouth - Sports and Arts), and
  • benefit the greatest number of people over the longest period of time.

Supporting Documents

For Community Support requests over $500, please attach the following documentation.
Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

  • Detailed organizational history – mandate and/or mission statement, organizational accomplishments
  • Detailed project outline and timelines
  • Project measures in relation to our three areas of impact (Community Prosperity, Community Gathering, Youth Sports and Arts)
  • 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

Make Your Application Stand Out

We have three areas of impact: Community Prosperity, Community Gathering, Youth Sports and Arts

The more areas of impact that resonate with your project/initiative, the more your application will stand out from others. 

To fully understand our areas of impact, visit the Our Impact page.

Application 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 business day of February, May, August, November)
  • Requests of $10,000 and over are reviewed following the semi-annual deadlines (last business day of May and November)

Within two months of the project or event completion, successful applicants MUST submit an Evaluation Form along with copies of relevant media and advertising materials. Failure to complete this step may hinder future applications.

Apply here 


Submitting Your Application

Submitting is easy:

  1. Download the application
  2. Save and fill in the form (print a copy for your records to ensure your input is saved)
  3. Send as an attachment to marketing@sascu.com

You may also deliver to the Marketing Department via:

  • Branch
  • Fax:        "Attention: Marketing Department" to 250.833.4480
  • Mail:       SASCU
                   Attn: Marketing Department
                   PO Box 868               
                   Salmon Arm, BC V1E 4N9

Apply here

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. All requests for funding will only be considered when a complete application form is submitted. Remember to include any required supporting material for your application.

Evaluation Form

If we recently contributed to your event/project, please fill out our evaluation form and submit any photos that we can share. Thank you!

Evaluation Form

If we recently contributed to your event/project, please fill out our evaluation form and submit any photos that we can share. Thank you!