How to apply

Island Savings accepts applications from community groups and organizations with initiatives that help to improve families’ quality of life and build strong communities within regions with an Island Savings presence. Click here for examples of the types of initiatives our GIFT program supports.

Financial Requests

Requests for financial assistance are reviewed annually by our GIFT committees. Applications were due March 14, 2014. 

In-Kind Requests

Applications for in-kind support are accepted year-round and can be emailed to Lisa Cottrell at (Victoria region) and Chris Waddell at (Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley) or dropped off at any Island Savings location attn: Community Relations Specialist.

Due to high demand, and the time required to coordinate our volunteer services, it is recommended that applications be submitted a minimum of 6-8 weeks in advance of your community event.

Click here to download the GIFT application form for in-kind assistance.

Applications are accepted year-round.

Contact Us

If you require assistance with your submission, please contact one of the following:

Lisa Cottrell, Community Relations Specialist (Victoria region)

Chris Waddell, Community Relations Specialist (Nanaimo and Cowichan Valley)


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