E-news January 2014

January 2014

Is the Community Initiatives Fund in your community yet? 
We're investing in communities just like yours!

The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) supports community projects that enhance the quality of life for children, youth and adults of all ages. Projects may involve childhood development, youth involvement, volunteer leadership, active living, Aboriginal inclusion, facility upgrades or renovations, and milestone or cultural community celebrations.

Our grants could be yours.

Feature Project: No Hesitation in Hazlet!

CIF Contributes to Hazlet's Sustainability

Leadership, pride of community and determination that rivals Olympic runners has put Hazlet on the map with the promise of an even more vibrant and sustained future. Grants through the Community Initiatives Fund have helped this tiny village become a shining example of vitality for many Saskatchewan communities.

  • Sustainable community development is now enhanced quality of life in Hazlet.
  • CIF awarded almost $100,000 in grants to Hazlet since 2008.
  • Hazlet's population is growing quickly.
  • Contact the grant recipient at:  lindsayalliban@hotmail.com .
  • More about Hazlet at cifsask.org . 
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Hazlet is becoming known for its community innovation and cooperation.  Photo credit:  Community Initiatives Fund (Cal Fehr Photos) Hazlet's momentum continues to engage community members of all ages in great quality of life. Photo credit:  Community Initiatives Fund (Cal Fehr Photos)


Program Updates and Deadlines

NEW Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) programming, announced in December, will be effective April 1, 2014.  Programming supports individual, family and community wellbeing through grants for childhood development, positive life choices, active living, community celebrations, facility upgrades, and volunteerism. The CIF's Physical Activity Grant Program, the Problem Gambling Prevention Program and the Community Vitality Program ends on March 31, 2014. Application deadlines:  April 1 and October 1 for Annual Grants. Upcoming Summer Grant deadline February 1.  More.

Community Grant Program:  This program is broadened to include community support for active living; healthy growth and development of children and youth; individual, family and community wellbeing; supportive and inclusive communities; and community engagement and capacity building that includes cultural or centennial milestone celebrations. More.

Community Places and Spaces Program:  This program offers grants in support of community facility upgrades, retrofits, and related work to increase use and accessibility of community facilities. Facilities may include rinks, halls, arenas, playgrounds, ball diamonds, parks, and other areas or facilities. More. 

ALERT:  CIF Needs Grant Adjudication Committee Members!  The Community Initiatives Fund (CIF) is seeking individuals to help adjudicate its Community Grant Program grant applications. As a member of the Adjudication Committee, you would be appointed for two years and participate for up to two days, three times per year during March, May and November. During these times you would review applications and make grant recommendations to the CIF Board. Application deadline to become an Adjudication Committee member is January 15, 2014.  Details and Application here.  



Resource Highlights

Gambling Awareness in Saskatchewan.  The Saskatchewan Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) recently rebranded its problem gambling community program, now known as the Gambling Awareness Program. Program details will be available on the new Saskatchewan CMHA website to be launched January 20, 2014. 


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