Over $7.5 Million Awarded to 409 Projects! (June 2016)
From Abbey to Zenon Park, Saskatchewan communities will share a total of $7,665,369 in funding, with the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) announcing the approval of 409 grants from its February 1st and April 1st deadlines. With CIF support, Saskatchewan communities benefit from having access to local projects that matter. Our grant programs are targeted to support initiatives that enhance individual and community wellbeing, and improved quality of life for Saskatchewanians. Check out our media release for more information as well as the complete list of grant recipients and their projects!
CIF's Feature Story: Kodiak Recreation Aug 2016
Kodiak Recreation provides inclusive programming to youth and their families, in the areas of sport, culture and recreation. The school led programming is offered outside of regular school hours in Denare Beach and Creighton. Kodiak Recreation offers a variety of drop in sports programming, such as gym nights, softball, floor hockey, arts and craft sessions, along with cultural activities led by an in-house Elder. Every activity is complimented with a healthy snack for participants, and is open for all to attend.
The school led programming provides a safe structured environment for the youth to connect with other youth in the community, creating a sense of belonging.
For the full story, click here.
Saskatchewan Social Enterprise Sector Survey 2015
The results of the Saskatchewan Social Enterprise Sector Survey 2015 have been released! This is the first profile of social enterprises in Saskatchewan. Social enterprises work in communities to achieve training, income, social, cultural, and environmental mission. They contribute to local economies and growth while striving to address social inequalities. Thank you to everyone who participated in this survey.
Check out the full report here.
Similar surveys have been conducted in other provinces across Canada and the results of these surveys are available here.
Final Community Places & Spaces Program Deadline
October 1, 2016 is the final deadline for the Community Places and Spaces Program. The program supports small capital renovations that improve the quality, sustainability, and long-term use of multi-purpose community facilities such as halls, recreation facilities, and playgrounds.
Please refer to the guidelines before applying. Apply here!