Corporate Sponsorships

Corporate Sponsorship Funding Guidelines

Criteria for Providing Financial Support

Coastal Community will accept Corporate Sponsorship applications for initiatives that meet the following guidelines: Initiatives that provide a direct benefit to communities throughout Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

  • Requests of $1000 or more.
  • Serve the communities reflecting Coastal Community’s trade area. Presently this trade area encompasses the communities of Victoria, Duncan, Chemainus, Nanaimo, Gabriola, Nanoose, Parksville, Qualicum, Port Alberni, Ucluelet, Tofino, the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Cortes Island, Quadra Island, Port Hardy, Port McNeill, Sointula and Alert Bay, as well as nearby communities.
  • General funding preferences will be given to initiatives that deliver on our key community focus areas. These include:
    • Children & Youth
    • Economic Development
    • Environment
    • Financial Literacy
  • Other Factors to be used in Decision Making:
    • Business benefits to Coastal Community
    • Business development opportunities

Coastal Community does not support the following through our Corporate Sponsorship Program:

  • Partisan political or religious organizations and affiliated activities.
  • Groups that represent a conflict of interest for Coastal Community or that promote specific programs or issues where members of the Credit Union may have significantly divergent views.
  • Requests from national organizations or organizations that do not provide a direct benefit to the identified communities served by the Credit Union.
  • Individual pursuits or interests that are primarily for personal gain.
  • Requests for funds to support operation costs or debt servicing (operational costs refer to fixed costs including but not limited to rent, wages, and utilities)

On occasion, Coastal Community does offer support to groups or projects outside Coastal Community’s trade area.  Support in this area is at the sole discretion of the Board of Directors. This category of support falls outside of the funding allocated to support community and in general is targeted to support people affected by catastrophic events (past examples include the Kelowna Fires, Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami in East Asia).

Coastal Community reserves the right to consider all decisions for support as final. From time to time, Coastal Community may provide support, under special circumstances, to groups that may fall outside the policy.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to submit an online application.

Due to the high demand and the time required to process and review applications, it is recommended that you apply 6-8 weeks in advance of your initiative.

Questions can be sent to the Community Experience Specialist by emailing