Tracey Mann
Executive Director

Welcome to the Community Initiatives Fund!

Many locally-led community projects and programs are being supported through the Saskatchewan Community Initiatives Fund. Our programs contribute to improved quality of life through grants supporting childhood development, positive life choices, active living, volunteerism, community celebrations and facility upgrades!


CIF's next deadline is October 1 at 4:00 p.m.

CIF introduced new Program Guidelines for the Community Grant Program earlier this year. Make sure you read through them to ensure that your project and expenses are still eligible. CIF also launched a new grant application platform in March 2018. If you haven’t already, you must create an account and allow up to 3 business days to confirm your account before you can start your grant application. If you have questions about the new platform, check out our Grant Platform FAQ resource.

Whether you are applying for a grant for the first time or have applied before, the information in the Application Guide is designed to help you complete your application as easily as possible.

No matter what stage of the application process you are in, please talk to us if you have any questions or need clarification. You can contact our Grants Administrator, Rhonda Newton, at 306-780-9308 or

Feature Story: Chefs in Training

Chefs in Training is an after school cooking program for youth to learn about nutrition and gain food skills in a safe, clean and fun environment. Over five weekly sessions, the program teaches 5-6 basic healthy meals that can be easily replicated at home. The meals are budgeted to be affordable and tasty, while promoting healthy eating.

“Students develop confidence in the kitchen and pride in being able to help out their families with meal preparation at home,” shared Yvonne Hanson, Executive Director of CHEP. “CHEP Good Food realizes that without adequate cooking skills and nutrition education, many youth become adults who lack the food skills and knowledge to choose and prepare a healthy diet. Chefs in Training equips youth with skills and confidence they carry forward for the rest of their lives.”

Find the full story here

$3.9 Million Awarded to 363 Projects (June 2018) 

The Community Initiatives Fund is delighted to announce that Saskatchewan communities will benefit from 363 grants totaling $3,942,580 from CIF's February 1st and April 1st deadlines. CIF supports initiatives that enhance the quality of life and wellbeing of people living throughout Saskatchewan. Check out our media release for more information as well as the complete list of grant recipients and their projects.