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!



Updated Guidelines and New Grant Platform!

CIF’s Community Grant Program guidelines and application have been updated and take effect at the April 1, 2018 deadline. Before completing your grant application, you are strongly encouraged to read the updated guidelines. CIF is also in the process of moving to a new Grant Platform! You cannot apply to CIF’s April 1, 2018 deadline until our new grant platform is up and running (target the end of February 2018). Watch for an announcement from CIF indicating when you can create your new online account.

If you are applying to the February 1, 2018 Summer Grant deadline, please continue using the existing guidelines and grant platform.


Feature Story: 

The Digital Storytelling Project: Across Generations, Across Cultures
This is a film-making project, where over the course of several sessions, newcomer and First Nation youth learn the skills necessary to create their own documentary-based stories on their own communities and experiences. ... The sharing of these experiences brings the people closer together and helps break stereotypes, mass media misinformation, and racism. They help bridge the community and create a positive culture.

Find the full story here.

$2.4 Million Awarded to 145 Projects (Dec 2017)

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) is pleased to announce that Saskatchewan communities will benefit from $2,423,512 in support of 145 grants for projects that contribute to the wellbeing of children and youth, families, and communities through its Community Grant Program’s October 1st deadline. Check out our media release for more information as well as the complete list of grant recipients and their projects!