2016 Adjudication Committee Applications!

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CALL FOR ADJUDICATION COMMITTEE APPLICATIONS

The Community Initiatives Fund is inviting applications from individuals throughout Saskatchewan who are interested in serving on one of our four Adjudication Committees! The Adjudication Committees will be responsible for reviewing applications to our Community Grant Program and making grant recommendations to the CIF Board of Directors.

 
      - Find the details here.
       - Find the application here.

To apply, send your completed application form to mleisle@cifsask.org by December 2, 2016. If you have any questions about the application process or adjudication requirements, contact Matt Leisle at 306.780.9397 or mleisle@cifsask.org
 


Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act and accountable to the Ministry of Parks, Culture & Sport. Our programs are funded through a portion of the Regina & Moose Jaw casino profits.

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Enews October 2016

October 2016      |       Not seeing this email correctly? View it online here.

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Is the Community Initiatives Fund in your community yet?

CIF supports community projects that enhance the quality of life for children, youth, and adults of all ages. Projects may involve early childhood development, youth programming, volunteer leadership, physical activity, Aboriginal inclusion, and community celebrations.


Next Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

Thinking of applying to our Community Grant Program Summer Grant? The next deadline is midnight February1st. Please refer to the guidelines before applying.

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

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


Feature Story: Seniors Community Events Coordinator;
Northern Village of Buffalo Narrows
 

The Seniors Community Events Coordinator, partially funded by a grant from the Community Initiatives Fund, organizes events and activities for all elders/seniors in the Buffalo Narrows community. This program is vital for the community as it engages seniors in activities outside of their homes and encourages them to participate in the community. 

For the full story, click here
For a list of previous Feature Stories, click here

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Resources & Events:

Resource Roundup: Human Resources
Every month, the CIF features a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic. October's Resource Roundup is on Human Resources! Find resources designed to help managers, employees & board members better understand & manage matters relating to HR from a variety of sources including the HR Council. Click here.

Win $250-500 for your Community Organization! 
Host or initiate a minimum of 2 Real Food projects or events between October 1, 2016 and May 1, 2017. The goal of the program is to make healthy food choices the easy choice and more accessible in our food environments. To register or for more information: Click here.

Call for Events for Saskatchewan Multicultural Week, November 19-29 
MCoS invites you to hold events of all types during Multicultural week centered around the five streams of multicultural work: cultural continuity, celebration of diversity, anti-racism, intercultural connections and integration. Click here

IAVE’s Handbook on Youth, Volunteering and Employment 
The International Association for Volunteer Effort has introduced a new handbook on youth volunteering and employment. This handbook is a resource to inform and educate youth volunteers, organizations that engage youth volunteers, and corporations, of the added value and skills youth obtain from volunteering. It serves to highlight the importance of youth volunteering as a way to learn skills, increase a young persons’ network of contacts, and encourage youth to gain real-life perspectives. Click here

CRA’s Online Consultation on Charities' Political Activities 
The CRA will collaborate with the Department of Finance to engage with charities to clarify the rules governing political activities. The online consultations are now open. The online consultations are the first step in a broader engagement process, and are open to all Canadians, including charities. CRA encourages you to visit their website and submit your feedback before November 25, 2016. All feedback received will be fully considered in policy development efforts, including the development of updated guidance or educational resources for charities on the rules governing political activities. Click here
 


Other Funding Sources:

First Nation Member’s Recreation Grant (Deadline: October 31, 2016) 
The 2016 SPRA First Nation Member's Recreation Grant assists First Nation members to develop recreation opportunities in the First Nation communities within Saskatchewan. Click here

Connecting for Canada’s 150th (Deadline: Nov 1, 2016) 
Connecting for Canada’s 150th is a unique series of grants to support Canada 150-related initiatives organized by postsecondary institutions and scholars. These events or outreach activities should mark or celebrate this historic anniversary, enhancing understanding of the social, cultural, technological, environmental and economic issues we face at 150. Click here

Forever...in motion Grant (Deadline: Nov 15, 2016) 
The Forever...in motion Grant supports communities in the development, implementation and/or delivery of a Forever…in motion program. Click here

SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grant (Deadline: Nov 16, 2016) 
Do you have a great idea to improve health and well-being of youth in your school or community? The SAYCW Healthy Schools and Communities Grant is meant to positively impact youth health in Saskatchewan by supporting actions and initiatives at the school and/or community level. Click here

Museum Grant Program (Deadline: Nov 30) 
SaskCulture’s Museum Grant Program provides operational funding to help foster strong, vibrant, community-based SK museums that are valued and supported by society. This funding enables museums to focus on excellence in their programs and operations and to contribute to the understanding of the world and our place in it - our past, our present, and our future. Click here

Creative Kids (Deadline: Dec 2, 2016) 
Creative Kids provides funds for families with financial barriers so all children can participate in artistic and cultural activities. Creative Kids help children across the province take music, art, dance, drama, and cultural classes and have several application dates each year. Click here

2016 Community Rink Affordability Grant (Deadline: Dec 16, 2016) 
The Community Rink Affordability Grant is a program for communities in Saskatchewan to register their indoor Skating or Curling rinks for funding. Click here.
 


CIF Grant Tip: Grant Review Process

The following process will occur within 2.5 months of the application deadline:

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  1. The grant application is received. 

  2. The CIF Grants Administrator reviews all applications to confirm basic eligibility requirements are met and the application is complete. Applicants may be contacted by the CIF Grants Administrator to provide clarification or further detail on their budget or proposed project. 

  3. Eligible applications are forwarded to the relevant Adjudication Committee, based on the location and/or type of project. The CIF's Adjudication Committees are composed of volunteers from across the province with a range of knowledge and experience relevant to the CIF's funding objectives. Adjudication committees are responsible for reviewing applications and making grant recommendations to the CIF Board. 

  4. Recommendations from the Adjudication Committees are forwarded to the CIF Board for final consideration and approval. 

  5. Applicants receive written notification of the outcomes of their funding requests within 2.5 months of the application deadline. 

Funding recommendations are based on a competitive, merit-based process. CIF program funding is limited, and not every eligible application may receive funding. The amount approved for each project may be less than the amount requested and is based on how closely the project meets grant criteria, eligible expenses, the number of requests received, and consideration for providing support across the province. If awarded a grant, you will be required to sign and return a funding agreement. Alternatively, your application may be declined or you may be asked to provide more information and reapply. You may appeal a decision by sending a written request to the CIF Board within 60 days of notification.

Click here for the PDF of this month’s Grant Tip. 


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Enews September 2016

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Sept 2016

Is the Community Initiatives Fund in your community yet? 

The CIF supports community projects that enhance the quality of life for children, youth, & adults of all ages. Projects may involve early childhood development, youth programming, volunteer leadership, physical activity, Aboriginal inclusion, facility upgrades or renovations, and community celebrations. 
 


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Next Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Thinking of applying to our Community Places & Spaces Program or Community Grant Program? The next deadline is midnight October 1st. Please refer to the guidelines before applying.

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: April 1 & October 1. 

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


Feature Story: 
Bridging the Gap; Sask Wheelchair Sports Association

“who knew doing something good for you,.jpgBridging 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 SWSA.


For the full story, click here.

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Resources & Events:

Resource Roundup: Succession Planning 
Every month, the CIF features a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic. This month's topic is on Succession Planning! Find various resources on how to successfully plan for a change in leadership in your organization from HR Council, Imagine Canada, Charity Village, and more! Click here. 

The Word on the Street Saskatoon 
The Word on the Street Saskatoon is happening Sunday, September 18 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participate in author readings, discussions, and activities. There’s plenty to see and do for the whole family. Click here

CHRC Launches Talent to Lead 
The Cultural Human Resources Council has launched Talent to Lead (T2L), a new pilot program designed for mid-career cultural managers seeking to take their careers to the next level of leadership. The deadline for applications for the first cohort (English) is Sept 15; the call for applications for the second cohort (French/English) will be in December. Click here

Canadian Public Opinion on Aboriginal Peoples 
A national survey reveals what non-Aboriginal Canadians know and think about Aboriginal Peoples in Canada. The results show that an increasing majority of non-Aboriginal Canadians recognize at some level the historic disparities and current challenges facing Aboriginal Peoples in this country. Click here. 

Innovations in Health Equity 
This special supplement examines the organizations and programs that are addressing social inequalities in housing, transportation, work, and other parts of society that create disparate health outcomes. Click here.

 


Other Funding Sources:

Multicultural Initiatives Fund (Deadline: Sept 30, 2016) 
SaskCulture's Multicultural Initiatives Fund aims to advance multiculturalism in Saskatchewan by supporting projects encouraging people in Saskatchewan to share, learn, appreciate, respect and accept cultural diversity. Click here. 

Recreation Equipment Program (Deadline: Oct 1, 2016) 
This program offers south east communities an opportunity to apply for funds to purchase recreation or physical activity equipment. The purpose of the program is to enhance the community’s ability to provide safe and quality recreation and physical activity programming. Click here.

Built Heritage Grant Program (Deadline: Oct 1, 2016)
The Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation's Built Heritage Grant Program provides support to municipalities, First Nations, incorporated not-forprofit organizations, private individuals, and corporations for projects that conserve the heritage value of a building or structure in order to ensure its retention over time. Click here.  

GoodLife Kids Grant Program (Deadline: Oct 14, 2016) 
The GoodLife Kids Foundation is currently only accepting requests for funding for ongoing physical activity programs for children with special needs - primarily physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Click here. 

Aboriginal Arts & Cultural Leadership Grant (Deadline: Oct 17, 2016) 
SaskCulture's Aboriginal Arts and Culture Leadership Grant supports the sharing of cultural skills and knowledge to young people through participatory cultural activity with First Nations or Métis arts and culture leaders. Click here. 

SPRA First Nation Members Recreation Grant (Deadline: Oct 31, 2016) 
This grant assists First Nation members to develop recreation opportunities in the First Nation communities within Saskatchewan. Click here. 


CIF Grant Tip: Grant Application Checklist

CIF’s next grant deadline is coming up on October 1, 2016 for the Community Grant Program and Community Places & Spaces Program (final deadline). We put together a short checklist of things to remember as you fill out your application: 

Guidelines. You are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines before completing your application. You can find the guidelines as well as other resources (Application Guides and Sample Applications) to help you through the grant writing process here

Online Application. We accept online applications only. The online application allows you to save work as you go so you can come back to your application as many times as you need before submitting. 

Deadline. Our next application deadline is October 1, 2016. Be sure to start your application early and submit it with ample time to ensure there are no technology snags – they do happen!

Contact Information. Be sure your contact information is correct.  We may need to contact you for additional information about your grant, and will be informing you if your application has been successful by using the contact information you provide. 

Budget. The budget in your application is no different than any budget in that it needs to balance! When completing the budget in your CIF application form, please make sure that the total Grant Request amount matches the CIF Total Expenses Budget amount. Make sure your project’s expenses do not start until after December 1, 2016.

Click here for the PDF of this month’s Grant Tip. 


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Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act & is accountable to the Ministry of Parks, Culture & Sport. Our programs are funded through a portion of the Regina & Moose Jaw casino profits.
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PRIVACY POLICY: This Privacy Policy demonstrates our commitment to your privacy and the security and protection of your contact information. The CIF will not share or sell your contact information without your permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Our records indicate you have registered with the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) or you have applied for a program grant through the CIF. 

 

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Enews August 2016

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Aug 2016

Is the Community Initiatives Fund in your community yet? 

The CIF supports community projects that enhance the quality of life for children, youth, & adults of all ages. Projects may involve early childhood development, youth programming, volunteer leadership, physical activity, Aboriginal inclusion, facility upgrades or renovations, and community celebrations. 


Next Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Thinking of applying to our Community Places and Spaces Program or Community Grant Program? The next deadline is midnight October 1st. Please refer to the guidelines before applying.

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: April 1 & October 1. 

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


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Feature Story: Kodiak Recreation

 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.

Click here for the full PDF of this month’s Feature Story.

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Resources:

 Resource Roundup: Strategic Planning 
Every month, the CIF features a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic. This month's topic is on Strategic Planning! Find helpful resources on Strategic Planning for your organization from Maytree, Charity Village, SaskCulture, and more here. For the list of past Resource Roundups, click here.

Generating Momentum: Youth Leadership Camp 
The Generating Momentum Camp is a four-day summer camp for Saskatchewan community-minded youth. The camp is open to individuals 18 to 29 years of age that are passionate about social, global, and environmental justice. The camp takes place August 25-28 at Camp Easter Seal and registrations are now open. Click here

Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame Traveling Exhibit 
The Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame has been on the road with their traveling exhibit for their 50th Anniversary project. They will be traveling to 70 Saskatchewan communities in total. View the remainder of their itinerary here

New Certificate in Nonprofit Sector Leadership & Innovation 
The Voluntary Sector Studies Network (VSSN) announces a multidisciplinary certificate designed for students and professionals who want to acquire or enhance their expertise for employment and/or voluntary work in the nonprofit sector. Click here

2016 SPRA Annual Conference and the Communities in Bloom National Symposium 
Themed Healthy Communities: Harvesting the Benefits, this will be an exciting event focused on the four pillars of Active Living, Partnerships, Sustainable Communities and Strengthening the Network. Click here.

 


Other Funding Sources:

Skills Canada Funding Program (Deadline: August 12) 
Employment and Social Development Canada is accepting proposals from organizations interested in receiving financial assistance from the Skills Link program, which helps youth overcome barriers to employment such as challenges faced by recent immigrant youth, youth with disabilities, single parent youth, youth who have not completed high school, Indigenous youth, and youth living in rural or remote areas. Click here

Recreation Equipment Program (Deadline: Oct 1, 2016) 
This program offers south east communities an opportunity to apply for funds to purchase recreation or physical activity equipment. The equipment must be used to promote healthy, active lifestyles and increase access to recreation and physical activity programs. The purpose of the program is to enhance the community’s ability to provide safe and quality recreation and physical activity programming. (Guidelines and Application)(Follow-Up

Canada Council for the Arts (Deadline: Oct 31, 2016) 
The Canada Council for the Arts is marking the 150th Anniversary of Confederation with a special program to support the creation and sharing of exceptional artistic and literary works. These works will encourage public engagement in the arts and will promote outreach locally, nationally and internationally. Click here

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund (Deadline: Ongoing) 
The Canada Cultural Spaces Fund supports the improvement of physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation. The fund supports the improvement, renovation and construction of arts and heritage facilities, as well as the acquisition of specialized equipment. Click here
 


CIF Grant Tip: How to Communicate about your Funders

 You may find yourself in a position where you are asked a question in an interview about one of your funders. Read this quick guide to help you communicate effectively! 

1. Be accurate. Do your research on the funder(s) before you make a statement. If you don't know an answer, say so. You can damage your credibility by speculating incorrectly. If you should know the answer but don't, offer to research the answer and be sure to follow up. 

2. Be mindful. Keep in mind the purpose of the interview. Ensure you stay on topic when answering questions. Don't say anything you don't want to hear on the news or read in the paper tomorrow morning. Quotes can be taken out of context, jokes can end up in the headline, and a poorly placed word can tarnish your organization for a long time. 

3. Be positive & focus on good relationship building. Be sure to continuously nurture the relationship with your funder(s). Building relationships with funders is crucial and also encompasses positively acknowledging the funder(s) during interviews. 

4. What to do if a misquote occurs. It is common for reporters to edit your interview. However, if what you read doesn't sound like you, you should take action. Treat everyone with respect, apologize if you are at fault, and take steps to correct the error right away and restate your organization’s true intentions. Such steps might include sending a request for a correction on the next issue, writing a letter to the editor, or writing a column explaining that what was attributed to you doesn't reflect your actual views. 

For other helpful interview tips, visit this link & scroll down to “The Art of Being Interviewed” section.

Click here for the PDF of this month’s Grant Tip. 


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Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act and is accountable to the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Our programs are funded through a portion of the Regina and Moose Jaw casino profits.
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PRIVACY POLICY: This Privacy Policy demonstrates our commitment to your privacy and the security and protection of your contact information. The CIF will not share or sell your contact information without your permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Our records indicate you have registered with the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) or you have applied for a program grant through the CIF. Unsubscribe here
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Enews July 2016

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July 2016

Is the Community Initiatives Fund in your community yet?  

The CIF supports community projects that enhance the quality of life for children, youth, & adults of all ages. Projects may involve early childhood development, youth programming, volunteer leadership, physical activity, Aboriginal inclusion, facility upgrades or renovations, and community celebrations.

Next Application Deadline: October 1, 2016

Thinking of applying to our Community Places and Spaces Program or Community Grant Program? The next deadline is midnight October 1st. Please refer to the guidelines before applying.

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: April 1 & October 1. 


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


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Over $7.5 Million Awarded to 409 Projects! 

 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! 


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Thank you for your Dedication!

The CIF bids farewell to Alan Tanchak who has served on CIF’s Board of Directors for 8 years and has served as chair for the past 2 years. You will be greatly missed and we wish you well in your future endeavors! CIF would also like to acknowledge Esther Haas who has finished her first term, having served on CIF’s Board for the past 4 years. We appreciate the strong dedication and wisdom that you both have brought to the Board!
 


Feature Story: Voluntary Sector Studies Network

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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.


Click here for the full PDF of this month’s Feature Story.

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Resources:

Resource Roundup: Mental Health in the Nonprofit Workplace 
Every month, the CIF features a new Resource Roundup PDF on a specific topic. This month's topic is on Mental Health in the Nonprofit Workplace! Find quick tips for self-care and how to avoid burnout, a webinar on mental health in the nonprofit workplace, a how-to guide on workplace mental health promotion, and a resource that provides workshops on workplace mental health for both employees and employers. Click here. 

Boland Survey of Not-For-Profit Sector Salaries and Human Resource Practices
Are your salary ranges and benefits comparable to other nonprofits and charities? How can you best attract and retain staff in your organization? Have your organization's HR leader complete the 2016 Boland Survey between now and September 1st to be eligible to access this wealth of data and information. Click here. 

Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan Survey 
The SPRA's Recreation and the Quality of Life in Saskatchewan survey was developed to establish a baseline of research in the province and capture public perceptions on the contributions that parks and recreation make toward the overall quality of life we enjoy in Saskatchewan. Click here. 

2016 ParticipACTION Report Card 
The 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth highlights the important relationship between sleep, physical activity and sedentary behaviour and shows how sedentary lifestyles are connected to a creeping 'sleepidemic' in Canadian children and youth. Click here. 

Let's Start a Conversation about Health 
This video by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit does a great job of addressing the social determinants of health. Click here.

 


Other Funding Sources:

Arts Outreach Program (Deadline: Aug 1, 2016) 
Southeast Connection is excited to partner with Cultural Exchange to offer south east communities the opportunity to get creative. The Arts Outreach Program gives communities/organizations the opportunity to apply for a half day or full day workshop in one of three disciplines. Guidelines & Application | Follow-Up

Multicultural Initiatives Fund - Project Funding (Deadline: Sept 30, 2016) 
The Multicultural Initiatives Fund aims to advance multiculturalism in Saskatchewan by supporting projects encouraging people in Saskatchewan to share, learn, appreciate, respect and accept cultural diversity. Click here. 

Built Heritage Grant Program (Deadline: October 1) 
The Built Heritage Grant Program provides support to municipalities, First Nations, incorporated not-for-profit organizations, private individuals, and corporations for projects that conserve the heritage value of a building or structure in order to ensure its retention over time.Click here. 

One-Time Grant for Non-Designated Commercial Heritage Property (Deadline: Oct 1) 
This one-time grant provides up to $10,000 to assist the owners of undesignated heritage property. The goal is to promote the conservation and adaptive re-use of commercial heritage buildings in Saskatchewan and raise awareness of the benefit of heritage designation. Click here

 


CIF Grant Tip: CIF's Online Application System

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What you need to know about CIF's Online Application System

All grant applications must be submitted online, and paper copies will not be accepted. Click here for a PDF of important items to remember when you are completing your online application, including: 

1. selecting the correct grant program; 
2. choosing the correct deadline; 
3. confirming your grant request matches your budget; 
4. ensuring you include the correct SK incorporation number; 
5. selecting the correct project start and end date; and 
6. successfully submitting your application. 

Click here for the PDF of this month’s Grant Tip. 


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Saskatchewan’s Community Initiatives Fund is a Special Purpose Fund created through The Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation Act and is accountable to the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport. Our programs are funded through a portion of the Regina and Moose Jaw casino profits.
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