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

Projects in Communities Neighbouring our Business Activities

Shell provides funding for community projects that are located near our facilities and exploration interests throughout Canada.

In these communities, we meet with our neighbours to understand the key community issues. To meet these priorities, we may extend our social investments beyond our core areas of Environment, Education and Employees to include initiatives that address social, health and other local concerns.

Preference is given to social investment projects that provide measurable societal benefits and are financially and operationally sustainable beyond Shell’s investment. Examples of local funding initiatives range from community health to economic development and K to 12 educational programs.

You may also visit the relevant facility section of our website for more information about our business activities.

Online Grant Application Form

Please note that the deadline for submitting applications for 2016 will be November 1st. Applications received after this date will be reviewed in 2017.

Online Grant Application Form

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We aim to be a good neighbour wherever we work, by contributing to the well-being of nearby communities.


Shell provides energy in a responsible way, helping the world move towards a future in which the energy used causes minimal impact on the planet.

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Community Service Fund

The volunteer efforts of employees, retirees and retailers/agents are recognized and rewarded by the Shell Community Service Fund.

Apply for funding

Shell Canada provides funding for community projects that are located near our facilities and exploration interests

Scotford Community Grants

Non-profit organizations can apply for grant funding for one-time projects that are sustainable after the conclusion of the grant.