Applications for grants from the Endowment Fund are normally made through, and sponsored by, the local Naval Association of Canada Branch.  Where a Branch is not an appropriate sponsor, applications can be made directly through the National Executive.  The normal process is to for the Branches to make application on behalf of a local cause they wish to support, or to forward an outside request that they have received and which they support, to the Endowment Fund Allocation Committee through the National Executive Director.  The applications will be reviewed to ensure they are in accordance with the Statement of Purpose for the Endowment Fund, and will be selected for consideration ensuring that a regional balance of allocations is maintained given the amount of funding available, and that funding is available.  The sample Grant Application Form is available on this site and includes the minimum requirements for submission.  All applications are to be received by the National Executive Director by 31 March.  Successful applications will receive final approval of the membership at the Annual General Meeting usually held in May or June.