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!


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: Voluntary Sector Studies Network July 2016

The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) is an interdisciplinary, community-university collaborative, comprising students, the nonprofit sector and faculty/staff administered out of the VSSN office at Luther College at the University of Regina. “The VSSN has greatly benefited from a two-year CIF grant worth $209,888, which helped implement a ground-breaking 2015-2017 VSSN Action Plan. This grant enabled us to realize our priorities of community outreach, as well as research and curriculum development, including the new Certificate in Nonprofit Sector Leadership & Innovation (NSLI)” shares Gloria DeSantis, Founder of VSSN. 

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!