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Ineligible Projects

Shell’s social investment program does not fund the following:

  • Individuals or individual pursuits
  • Golf tournaments, hockey tournaments, tennis, fishing or other sporting tournaments
  • Sports – professional, recreational or minor sports teams
  • Operating expenses
  • For-profit organizations
  • Trips, tours, and travel expenses
  • Third party fund-raisers or fund-raising events
  • Conferences, forums, trade shows, conventions, seminars (unless industry-related)
  • Religious causes that do not serve the general public on a non-denominational basis
  • Advertising, film, video, television and book productions 
  • Private foundations
  • Fraternal and labour organizations/service clubs

  • Private (fee-based) elementary or secondary schools
  • Political parties or lobby groups
  • Projects where benefits occur outside Canada (see below for other funding options)

Projects Outside of Canada

Please contact the Shell company in your country or visit the Shell Foundation website. The Shell Foundation is an independent grant-making charity registered in the UK with a global focus that has also supported Canadian projects in the past.


Contact us with any questions about Shell’s social investment program.

Shell Canada

Attention: Social Investment Manager

P.O. Box 100, Stn. M

Calgary, Alberta T2P 2H5

E-mail:  generalpublicenquiries-ca@shell.com

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Applicants must submit an online application form for all funding requests. We do not accept applications by e-mail, phone, fax or mail.