PROGRAM GUIDELINES


We strongly encourage you to review the Program Guidelines before applying.
Funding priorities, criteria and eligibility of expenses do change from time to time.

COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAM 

CGP GUIDELINES (English)     CGP GUIDELINES (French) - The Community Grant Program guidelines provide information on the activities this program supports, CIF’s current priorities, who is eligible to apply, application deadlines and amounts, the application and review process, and eligible and ineligible expenses. 

CGP Application Guides - The information in this guide is designed to help you complete your Community Grant Program application as easily as possible!

CGP Sample Application - This sample application is based on a successful Community Grant Program application. It is designed to assist you in the application process by providing an example of several of the features we are looking for in an application!

The Community Grant Program supports projects and initiatives that:

  • provide positive opportunities for children and youth to grow and develop skills, self-esteem, and a healthy lifestyle;
  • include physical activity and problem gambling initiatives; 
  • ensure families have access to support and resources to create healthy, caring and safe environments; 
  • celebrate the history and accomplishments of Saskatchewan communities; 
  • encourage and support individuals to become involved as active citizens, volunteers, and community leaders; and
  • strengthen Saskatchewan’s nonprofit sector.

Summer Grants are intended to support activities and programs for children and youth that occur between May 1 and August 31. The types of projects typically supported include summer camps and day programming during the summer months that offer positive recreation, arts, culture and learning opportunities.

The CIF's funding priorities continue to benefit urban and rural Aboriginal peoples, newcomers, and individuals challenged by financial constraints, accessibility issues, or other barriers. 

MAXIMUM Community Grant Program Grants:

  • Annual - Local Grant: $25,000
  • Annual - Provincial Grant: $50,000
  • Summer - Local Grants: $5,000
  • Summer - Provincial Grant: $10,000

Local projects benefit residents in and around one town, city or region. Provincial projects may either be delivered in two or more regions or involve participation from across Saskatchewan. Find your CIF REGION by community or view the REGIONAL MAP

Click here to apply.


COMMUNITY PLACES AND SPACES PROGRAM

Final Deadline: October 1, 2016

CPS GUIDELINES (English)     CPS GUIDELINES (French) - The Community Places and Spaces Program guidelines provide information on who is eligible to apply, application deadlines and amounts, the application and review process, and eligible and ineligible expenses.

CPS Application Guides - The information in this guide is designed to help you complete your Community Places and Spaces Program application as easily as possible!

CPS Sample Application - This sample application is based on a successful Community Places and Spaces Program application. It is designed to assist you in the application process by providing an example of several of the features we are looking for in an application!

The Community Places and Spaces Program provides grants for small capital projects that help improve the quality, sustainability, and long-term use of multi-purpose facilities that are utilized as community gathering places, sites for programs and events, and spaces for outdoor activities. Examples of projects include installing a wheelchair ramp at a local museum, new flooring in a community hall, reroofing a skating rink, or purchasing playground equipment.

MAXIMUM Community Places & Spaces Program Grant:

  • $25,000 on a matching basis with eligible expenses.

Please note that a number of changes have been made to the Community Places and Spaces Program Guidelines as of December, 2014. These changes include:

A facility is only eligible for one grant under the current program or the previous Community Vitality Program.

The following projects are now ineligible for funding:

  • Projects located in Regional Parks
  • Construction, repair or maintenance of outdoor trails
  • Municipal beautification and revitalization projects (e.g. stand-alone public washrooms, gazebos).
  • Playgrounds that are not accessible at all times of day, school playgrounds located near a community playground
  • Projects involving churches and other places of worship
  • Artificial ice plants
  • Outdoor lighting, irrigation systems
  • Sidewalks, curbs, and public roadways
  • Major building construction, or any portion of a large-scale facility

Click here to apply.


Questions? Contact the CIF Grants Administrator by Email or phone, 306.780.9308