CIF Programs Update

March 2013

Featuring...CIF Programs Update.

We’re busy at the Community Initiatives Fund (CIF), streamlining our programs, broadening our delivery, and making it even easier for community leaders to make great projects happen. Charitable or nonprofit organizations, or community groups partnering with eligible organizations, may apply to any CIF program.

Here’s a snapshot of the programs, who to contact…and what to expect!


Projects involving youth leadership or urban Aboriginals are now priorities of ourCommunity Grant Program (CGP), complementing our support for the wellbeing of children, youth, families and community, and for community inclusiveness and engagement. This program's Summer Grant helps support summer camps and recreation programs.

The Community Vitality Program, now extended to March 2014, holds two more grant application options for small capital projects and community pride projects and events. 

The Physical Activity Grant Program offers grants that promote and support active living and physical activity at the local, regional and provincial levels. We know that more movement and an active community contribute to an overall healthy lifestyle.

Our Problem Gambling Prevention Program supports projects that inform and help prevent social harm associated with gambling addiction.




Application deadlines are:  April 1st and October 1st annually.The Community Grant Summer Program application deadline is February 1st. 

Want more detail?

Our website is always open!  Sign up for regular Enews bulletins or search out communities with recent CIF grants! Our Grants Administrator can guide, confirm, advise and inform about CIF programs and application process and our Communications person will assist you with CIF profile and recognition. 


Resource Highlights

Volunteer Canada recently announced the launch of its National Volunteer Week online gift store offering many affordable and meaningful gifts! From go-mugs to merchandise bags, posters to thank you cards and more, it's the perfect resource to help you thank your volunteers and celebrate National Volunteer Week.

The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) Convention will soon be here! Why not stop by our Community Initiatives Fund booth during SARM's Convention hours on March 11, 12 or 13, 2013 at Praireland Park in Saskatoon. 


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