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Foresters Community Grants Programme

Our popular and valuable Foresters Community Grants programme lets you apply online for a financial grant so that you can organise Community Volunteer activities and Fun Family events that are meaningful to you and your community. In 2018, we invested over £2.88 million1 in member-organised activities enabling 76,991 members and their families to spend quality time together, have fun and give back.

Host your own activity with a Community Grant

At Foresters Financial, we believe in doing more for you, your family and your community. We offer community grants to help you plan, organise and fund activities that give back to your local community. Every year we support our members with grants to help them organise inspiring Community Volunteer (CI) activities like Care Packages, Community Beautification, Create & Construct, Meal Help, and Volunteer Support activities. And for members looking to bring their fellow Foresters members together, Fun Family (MI) events such as movie screenings, theme parks, county fair days are a just some of the ways to support and strengthen your local community by applying for a community grant.


Register to volunteer

Members can attend a local community activity


Getting a Grant in 3 Easy Steps

Planning an activity can be as much fun as the activity itself. And it’s as simple as following 3 easy steps:

Step 1: Get Inspired

Members have used their grants to assemble care packages for people in-need or to do a community beautification to refresh a park, beach or playground for the whole community to enjoy.

Get started by choosing a local cause that you're passionate about to host a Community Volunteer (CI) activity or choose a local event to invite your fellow Foresters members to come together for a Fun Family (MI) event.

Get inspired by the great work that other members have done in their communities:

Get Inspired


Step 2: Create a plan

We’ve got all the helpful resources, including Activity Guides and a Sample Application to assist you in your grant application. Visit our Resources page to find and download all the tools you’ll need to apply for a Grant:

Create a Plan


Step 3: Apply Now

Our easy online application will alert you if anything is missing from your application. And if you need extra help, we're here to help you at


Happy Planning!


1 Foresters member benefits are non-contractual, subject to benefit specific eligibility requirements, definitions and limitations and may be changed or cancelled without notice. Amounts based on consolidated financial results prepared in Canadian dollars as at December 31, 2018 and converted into GBP using the Bank of Canada annual average exchange rate of 1.7299.

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