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: October 1, 2016.

Community Places & Spaces Program: Offers grants for small capital projects and upgrades to multi-use community facilities. Final Deadline: October 1, 2016. 

Community Grant Program: Community grants that enhance the health and wellbeing of Saskatchewan's children, youth and families. Annual Deadlines: October 1 & April 1. 

Summer Grant: Support activities for children and youth that occur between May 1 & August 31. Annual Deadline: February 1.

Please refer to the guidelines before applying. Apply here!

CIF's Feature Story: Bridging the Gap Sept 2016

Bridging the Gap, Getting Physically Active, is a recruitment program specifically designed to help individuals with physical disabilities become aware of wheelchair sports and recreation options available in Saskatchewan. Bridging the Gap specifically targets individuals of all ages with a physical disability; however, able bodied individuals are welcome to play wheelchair sports.

“Our project is focusing on persons with a disability in rural areas. There is usually a smaller population of persons with a disability in rural Saskatchewan therefore our project will meet with them one-on-one or in a small group to bring Para Sport and recreation opportunities to them in their community” shares Andrea Muir; Executive Director of the Saskatcehwan Wheelchair Sports Association.

For the full story, click here. 

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! 

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