Application Review Process


The following process will occur within 2 months of the application deadline:

  1. The grant application is received.
  2. The CIF will review all applications to confirm eligibility requirements are met and the application is complete. Applicants may be contacted to provide clarification or further detail on their budget or proposed program. 
  3. Eligible applications will then be forwarded to a regional Peer Review Committee based on the location of the proposed program. The CIF's Peer Review Committees are composed of volunteers from across the province with a range of knowledge and experience relevant to the CIF's funding objectives. The North, Central and South committees review applications for programs within those regional areas, while the Provincial committee reviews applications for programs that occur in more than one region or that involve participation from throughout Saskatchewan. Please view the regional map.
  4. Recommendations are forwarded to the CIF Board for final approval.
  5. Applicants will receive notification of the outcomes of their funding requests 2 months after the application deadline.

Funding recommendations will be determined based on a competitive, merit-based process. Requests for funding regularly exceed the dollars available and not every eligible application will receive funding. Funding provided in one year does not guarantee funding will be awarded in subsequent years. The amount approved for each program may be less than the amount requested, and will be based on how closely the program meets grant criteria, eligibility of expenses, the number of requests received, and consideration for providing support across the province.