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.


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

Application forms should be emailed to :

Rotary Chester Community Award Fund
Rotary Chester donations

Please contact us if you have any questions about the Community Award Fund

Previous awards

Our fund has been awarding grants since 2019, and thousands of pounds have been donated to local groups, organisations and individuals in that time.

These include:

BIRD - Brain Injury Rehabilitation and Development -
Bringing hope through treatment to people with brain injury and learning difficulty

West Cheshire Foodbank
Emergency food for local people in financial crisis

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity
Providing "the very best care and develop life-saving treatments for people with cancer"

Saltney Neurotherapy Centre
A charity that provides support to people with long-term neurological conditions and their Carers

The Andrew Charles Holladay Trust
A Chester brain tumour survivor

Chapter Mental Health
Chapter is dedicated to improving the lives of people experiencing mental ill-health

Incedible Edible Handbridge
Their  vision is to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food.

Isla Francis
We helped to fund an adaptive bike for Isla, who has ADHD, autism, complex learning difficulties and a rare genetic condition called IQSEC2.


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.

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.