Rotary Club of Sooke
October 2, 2015
The Rotary Club of Sooke is always on the look-out for community projects in need of support. If you wish to request funding, the next deadline for application is coming up — October 15. After that, the next deadlines are January 15 and May 15.
A list of local projects funded this year include:
- Ecole Poirier Nature Playground – $2000
- EMCS Society’s Play & Learn Camp – $2000
- EMCS Band Program – approx $3000 (including $832 in previously awarded funds) for 36 band chairs
- EMCS Track & Field Program – $600 for participation fees
- Sooke Navy League – $336 for a portable sound system
- Sooke Fine Arts – $250 for paint and painting supplies for the pump house mural project
- In addition, we are also pleased to partner again with Sooke Lions in a local humanitarian project with a matching grant of $1000.
Bruce MacMillan, Co-Chair, Community Service Committee, Rotary Club of Sooke
Application Form (docx): Click to view application form.
Requests should be aligned with the Objects of Rotary and with the explanations below. Requesters should review the web sites of the Club (SookeRotary.com) and Rotary International (Rotary.org) for background information.
In general, the Club will support projects that are aligned with our three Avenues of Service:
- Community Service – activities include promoting the welfare of people in the community by providing assistance and support to those in need, improving the community’s environment, and showing leadership in citizenship; or
- Youth Service – to assist young people and youth projects in our community: or
- International Service – to advance international understanding, goodwill, and peace.
Minor Support: Amounts are usually in the range of $100 to $2,000. Examples include:
- Donations to the Food Bank, hosting the Salvation Army Kettle, etc.;
- Support for deserving students from Sooke, over and above our existing scholarship/bursary program; including programs that help youths at risk.
- Community events such as sports team events and group initiatives.
Major Support: Amounts are usually in the range of $5,000 to $75,000. The typical project would meet these criteria:
- Rotary’s participation is crucial to the project. The project is unlikely to proceed without the Club’s support.
- The project offers an opportunity for Rotarians to be engaged hands on, using basic skills.
- The project will provide permanent recognition in the community of Rotary’s involvement.
- SEAPARC Youth Bus
- Rotary Pier
- Skateboard Park on Throup Road
- Baseball diamond in Otter Point
- Steps from the SEAPARC Recreation Complex to Stan Jones Field
- Community sign off the highway near Philips Road
- Installation of the climate-control system in the museum archives
For major projects, please attach plans, diagrams, budgets, and similar documentation. The process for major support usually takes six months or more and could include working meetings with the requesting organization.