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 :

Rotary Club of Chester community award fund poster

Community Award Fund donations – 2019 to date

Saltney Neuro Therapy Centre To cover the cost of 4 Tablets so that they can continue to work in the community ‘Face to Face’ online.  £360
Children Today Charitable Trust  Contribution towards multi-disability specialist Trike adaptation to help a family in Chester.  £250
Darley House Care Home  Christmas award Home closing long term residents being separated  £200
Chester Aid to The Homeless  Christmas awards In lieu of our annual Carol Singing donation  £200
Chester Women’s Aid  Christmas awards to help with increased demand for their services because of lockdown  £200
Chapter Mental Health  Seeds and plant plugs for their Hoole Allotment initiative.  £75
Incredible Edible Handbridge  Towards raised planters and small garden tools, for their Handbridge Growing Together Project.  £150
Chester & District Branch Parkinsons UK  To cover their Zoom Licence for a year and help them through these difficult Covid times.  £150
Chester Deaf Centre  Help towards building a new disabled ramp to accommodate people whose condition demands larger wheelchairs.  £200
Children Today Charitable Trust Contribution towards multi-disability specialist Trike adaptation to help a family in Chester. £250
Chester & District for Eco-Communties CIC Eco-Warrior Packs for children in 20 families @ £6-50 each £130
The Andrew Holladay Trust To help towards home adaptations so a young Chester father can return to his familly home following major brain surgery £100
Chester Wheelers To loan out specialist mobility chairs  for rough terrain £150
Chapter Mental Health Christmas Dinner for sufferers who are on their own at Christmas £200
Mickle Trafford Pre-school Help towards roof repairs £150
Chester and District Scouts Funding of the annual Gang Show £200



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.