CAMDEN —West Bay Rotary is accepting grant requests to support local causes. Twice a year, the club, through its charitable foundation, provides financial support to organizations that work to improve the lives of people in Knox County and Lincolnville. Grants up to $1,500 are awarded for specific projects that will be completed within 12 months of receipt of donation.

The club accepts grant applications from charities and nonprofit organizations that promote the welfare of residents in one or more of the following focus areas: Education & Literacy; Maternal & Child Health; Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution; Disease Prevention & Treatment; Water Sanitation & Hygiene; Community & Economic Development and Environmental Support.

The grant application process is competitive, and all applications go through a review process. Preference is given to organizations that aid low-income residents. The deadline for this year’s fall applications is Sept. 31, with grants awarded in January. Organizations receiving a grant will be asked to make a brief presentation to WBR members.

For more information and an application, go to: and click on the West Bay Rotary Charitable Foundation application link.