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How to submit a request

If you haven't done so already, please review the eligibility criteria below to ensure your request for funding will meet our minimum requirements. Once a completed application is received it can take up to eight weeks to complete our review process. Due to the high volume of requests we receive, you will only be contacted should we require more information about your proposal. We appreciate your patience while we carefully review your request.

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If you have a project or program and would like to apply for funding, please review our eligibility criteria below prior to completing the online application form.

  • The organization must serve communities where Cenovus does business
  • The organization should be a registered charity which is eligible to issue official tax receipts for donations, or an established not-for-profit community organization
  • The objectives of the organization must align with Cenovus’s business objectives and reflect the principles of our two core areas - giving youth a chance and strong families and safe, sustainable communities
  • The organization must be in sound financial condition
    • organizations are asked to provide financial statements, program or event budgets and other financial information to support their application

Except in special circumstances as determined by Cenovus, community investment donations will not be made in support of the following:

  • Individuals
  • Religious organizations (except for those with non-faith-based purposes)
  • Third-party fundraisers
  • Travel for individuals or groups
  • Political events

Cenovus employees offer their time to non-profit and charitable organizations through volunteerism in many areas. Organizations should not assume that Cenovus employee participation through giving or volunteering automatically pre-qualifies them for funding.

Technical considerations

Use of cookies - When you create an account in order to submit an application, a small amount of data ("a cookie") will be written to your browser software. Cookies are commonly used on commercial websites, and most web browsers normally accept them. Cookies must be enabled on your system to successfully submit your application.

Email filtering - If your email system uses strict filtering or screening protocols, you may encounter difficulties receiving automated responses from our grant processing system. To receive our email, you may need to add noreply.grants@benevity.com to your email contact list.

Browser requirements - Internet Explorer 11, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge (Microsoft) Session timeouts - Your session will time out after 30 minutes and you will need to refresh your screen to submit your application.

Pop up blockers - Some pop up blocking software may limit your ability to fully access the application form (through user-triggered pop-ups to display definitions or additional instruction). Please disable any pop up blockers active on your browser.