Rotary Chester Community Awards

The Community Award fund is intended to assist small organisations and good causes from Chester and surrounding areas.

Objective of the Community Award Fund

The objective is to support organisations with a small grant that will make a ‘real difference’.

How to apply

Any charity, voluntary organisation or good cause can apply.
No application will be considered too small. It is envisaged that most grants will be for £100 – £200 but the maximum grant will be £500. Priority will be given to projects promoted by small groups and organisation as well as those that offer value for money by involving a good number of beneficiaries, or work with vulnerable or disabled children or adults.

Applicants will be required to provide an overview of their organisation and a description of how the award will be used. Salaries will not be eligible for funding. The decision as to which applications will be approved for receipt of an award will be made by the management committee appointed by the Rotary Club of Chester and all decisions will be final. An appeal can be made to the President of the Club in the event that an unsuccessful applicant is unhappy with the decision.

Completed applications will be reviewed on a quarterly basis and applicants informed as soon as possible if successful.

Application form page 1 – Organisation details
Application form page 2 – Activity information

Please complete both forms above, with details of your organisation and the activity you are seeking funds for.

Application forms should be emailed to :

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Community Award Fund donations



SongbirdAims to support local people with low level mental health conditions by working together in a group to create music. Working in a team gives a sense of belonging and re-socialises those who have become isolated.£150.00
Tomorrow’s WomenSupport vulnerable and marginalised women to improve mental and physical health outcomes. Clients include survivors of domestic abuse or on the cusp of the criminal justice system i.e. on probation or subject to a caution. A new centre was set up in Chester last February and have already helped over 1000 women.£250.00
End of Life PartnershipWould like to give the dementia cafes and support groups in Chester the opportunity to use the principles of ‘Namaste Care’ with people accessing their activities.£450.00
Cheshire Horse Sanctuary”“Cheshire Horse Sanctuary Ltd aims to help horses and ponies find a safe haven, whether that be in our care or in a loving forever home, this is achieved through adoption and sponsorship.£150.00
Chester and District International Scout Service TeamThey will be volunteering as part of the international team in South Korea helping to run activities, provide security and similar roles for 40.000 scouts attending the jamboree.£150.00
Neuro Muscular CentreThey provide support to people who are isolated, experiencing anxiety and fear of going outdoors. Supported ourdoor activities by NMC build confidence, encourage social interaction and lead towards re-integration into the community,£200.00
SalutoA new Chester charity to deliver speech therapy to mprove the abilty of people with communication difficulties engage with those around them in the Chester area. This will help them lead fuller happier lives, improve mental health and their job prospects.£200.00
SurviveA charity asked for laptops which would be used to provide necessary skills to people in abusive domestic relationships.  We funded one laptop£209.00
Saltney Neuro Therapy CentreTo cover the cost of 4 Tablets so that they can continue to work in the community ‘Face to Face’ online.£360.00
Children Today Charitable Trust Contribution towards multi-disability specialist Trike adaptation to help a family in Chester.£250.00
Darley House Care Home Christmas award Home closing long term residents being separated£200.00
Chester Aid to The Homeless Christmas awards In lieu of our annual Carol Singing donation£200.00
Chester Women’s Aid Christmas awards to help with increased demand for their services because of lockdown£200.00
Chapter Mental Health Seeds and plant plugs for their Hoole Allotment initiative.£75.00
Incredible Edible Handbridge Towards raised planters and small garden tools, for their Handbridge Growing Together Project.£150.00
Chester & District Branch Parkinsons UK To cover their Zoom Licence for a year£150.00
Chester Deaf Centre Help towards building a new disabled ramp to accommodate people whose condition demands larger wheelchairs.£200.00
Children Today Charitable TrustContribution towards multi-disability specialist Trike adaptation to help a family in Chester.£250.00
Chester & District for Eco-Communities CICEco-Warrior Packs for children in 20 families @ £6-50 each£130.00
The Andrew Holladay TrustTo help towards home adaptations so a young Chester father can return to his familly home following major brain surgery£100.00
Chester WheelersTo loan out specialist mobility chairs  for rough terrain£150.00
Chapter Mental HealthChristmas Dinner for sufferers who are on their own at Christmas£200.00
Mickle Trafford Pre-schoolHelp towards roof repairs£150.00
Chester and District ScoutsFunding of the annual Gang Show£200.00

Join RotaryFund Raising

We raise funds throughout the year in a variety of projects and events.  Our Raft Race has been running for 40 years and raised many thousand of pounds for local causes.  We also have an annual golf day, alternating between Vicars Cross and Eaton Golf Club, which has been well supported by players from far and wide. Because we are a charity and we are all volunteers, every penny that is donated is available for an award from the Community Award Fund.

If you would like to help us with our fund raising and distribution, or would like to find out more about our work in the community, please visit our new members page and contact us for further information.

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